Dr Katriina Heikkila
15-17 Tavistock Place
Since completing my PhD in what is now the School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, I have worked in psychosocial, genetic and clinical epidemiology in the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, the National Institute of Health and Welfare and the universities of Helsinki and Tampere in Finland.
I joined the LSHTM in October 2014 in a post where my time is divided between the Department of Health Services Research and Policy, and the Clinical Effectiveness Unit at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
I am module co-ordinator for Proposal Development and supervise MSc project students on the in-house and distance learning degree courses.
As the stream advisor for the Health Services Research and Policy stream of the MSc in Public Health, I am involved in planning and managing the content and assessment on this stream, as well as advising students on the stream.
My main research interests are in aetiology, risk factors and outcomes of chronic diseases, and analytical methods for examining these (such as longitudinal models and aggregate and individual-participant data meta-analyses). My current research focuses on using linked and pooled data from multiple sources (systematic reviews, longitudinal observational studies, clinical audit, Hospital Episode Statistics, hospitalisation and death registers) to investigate determinants and outcomes of different manifestations of cardiovascular disease.
I am a collaborator in the IPD-Work Consortium, a team of researchers and studies from the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, which aims to improve our understanding of the role of the working environment in human health. I also hold an honorary contract with the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.