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Dr Harriet Forbes

BA MSc PhD

Assistant Professor

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I am an epidemiologist with expertise in using electronic healthcare records. My undergraduate degree was in Human Sciences at Oxford University and in 2009 I came to LSHTM to complete an MSc in Epidemiology. Following the MSc I worked as a Research Assistant at the King's Centre for Military Health Research, investigating mental health outcomes among UK military personnel. I then completed a PhD at LSHTM, investigating risk factors for herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia using UK electronic healthcare records. I went on to complete a UKRI Innovation Fellowship from Health Data Research UK, on complications of herpes zoster.  Following this I worked at Bristol University using the CPRD Pregnancy Register to investigate the effects of anti-epileptic drug use during pregnancy on mother and baby.  I am now working in Professor Krishnan Bhaskarans group on the health and wellbeing of cancer survivors. 


Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Centre for Global Chronic Conditions

Research

Research Area
Ageing
Clinical databases
Health outcomes
Primary care
Chemotherapy
Electronic health records
Older people's health
Discipline
Pharmacoepidemiology
Epidemiology

Selected Publications

Comparative effectiveness of ChAdOx1 versus BNT162b2 covid-19 vaccines in health and social care workers in England: cohort study using OpenSAFELY.
Hulme WJ; Williamson EJ; Green ACA; Bhaskaran K; McDonald HI; Rentsch CT; Schultze A; Tazare J; Curtis HJ; Walker AJ
2022
BMJ
Risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes associated with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases and immune-modifying therapies: a nationwide cohort study in the OpenSAFELY platform.
MacKenna B; Kennedy NA; Mehrkar A; Rowan A; Galloway J; Matthewman J; Mansfield KE; Bechman K; Yates M; Brown J
2022
The Lancet Rheumatology
Mode of delivery and maternal sexual wellbeing: A longitudinal study.
Martin FZ; Madley-Dowd P; Ahlqvist VH; Jónsson-Bachmann E; Fraser A; Forbes H
2022
BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology
Describing the population experiencing COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough following second vaccination in England: a cohort study from OpenSAFELY.
OpenSAFELY Collaborative; Green A; Curtis H; Hulme W; Williamson E; McDonald H; Bhaskaran K; Rentsch C; Schultze A; MacKenna B
2022
BMC medicine
Comparison of methods for predicting COVID-19-related death in the general population using the OpenSAFELY platform.
OpenSAFELY Collaborative; Williamson EJ; Tazare J; Bhaskaran K; McDonald HI; Walker AJ; Tomlinson L; Wing K; Bacon S; Bates C
2022
Diagnostic and prognostic research
Long COVID burden and risk factors in 10 UK longitudinal studies and electronic health records.
Thompson EJ; Williams DM; Walker AJ; Mitchell RE; Niedzwiedz CL; Yang TC; Huggins CF; Kwong ASF; Silverwood RJ; Di Gessa G
2022
Nature Communications
Association between household composition and severe COVID-19 outcomes in older people by ethnicity: an observational cohort study using the OpenSAFELY platform
Wing K; Grint D; Mathur R; Gibbs H; Hickman G; Nightingale E; Schultze A; Forbes H; Nafilyan V; Bhaskaran K
2022
medRxiv
Association between oral anticoagulants and COVID-19-related outcomes: a population-based cohort study.
Wong AY; Tomlinson L; Brown JP; Elson W; Walker AJ; Schultze A; Morton CE; Evans D; Inglesby P; MacKenna B
2022
The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
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