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Dr Katriina Heikkila

PhD

Assistant Professor

Room
127

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

Tel.
+(0)20 7958 8299

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.

Affiliations

Department of Health Services Research and Policy

Teaching

I teach basic statistics 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 degree course, as well as advising students on the stream.

Research

My main research interests are in aetiology and risk factors for inflammation-associated diseases and conditions, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and inflammatory bowel diseases. A considerable part of my work has involved conducting aggregate and individual-participant data meta-analyses, utilising linked data from longitudinal observational studies and electronic health records (such as cancer, death, hospitalisation and drug prescription registers) from the UK as well as Northern and Western European countries.

My research at the LSHTM and the Royal College of Surgeons focuses on examining outcomes of  surgical interventions for peripheral arterial disease in England and Wales, data from Hospital Episode Statistics. In addition, I work as a member of the team running the National Vascular Registry, a national clinical audit of vascular surgery, which is based at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

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.

 

 

Research Area
Occupational health
Perinatal health
Risk
Systematic reviews
Electronic health records
Discipline
Epidemiology
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
Cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Chronic disease
Diabetes
Stroke
Country
Belgium
Germany
Denmark
Finland
France
United Kingdom
Netherlands
Sweden
Region
European Union

Selected Publications

Long working hours and cancer risk: a multi-cohort study.
Heikkila, K. ; Nyberg, S.T. ; Madsen, I.E. ; de Vroome, E. ; Alfredsson, L. ; Bjorner, J.J. ; Borritz, M. ; Burr, H. ; Erbel, R. ; Ferrie, J.E. ; Fransson, E.I. ; Geuskens, G.A. ; Hooftman, W.E. ; Houtman, I.L. ; Jöckel, K.H. ; Knutsson, A. ; Koskenvuo, M. ; Lunau, T. ; Nielsen, M.L. ; Nordin, M. ; Oksanen, T. ; Pejtersen, J.H. ; Pentti, J. ; Shipley, M.J. ; Steptoe, A. ; Suominen, S.B. ; Theorell, T. ; Vahtera, J. ; Westerholm, P.J. ; Westerlund, H. ; Dragano, N. ; Rugulies, R. ; Kawachi, I. ; Batty, G.D. ; Singh-Manoux, A. ; Virtanen, M. ; Kivimäki, M. ;
2016
Br J Cancer
Long working hours, socioeconomic status, and the risk of incident type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis of published and unpublished data from 222 120 individuals
Kivimäki, M. ; Virtanen, M. ; Kawachi, I. ; Nyberg, S.T. ; Alfredsson, L. ; Batty, G.D. ; Bjorner, J.B. ; Borritz, M. ; Brunner, E.J. ; Burr, H. ; Dragano, N. ; Ferrie, J.E. ; Fransson, E.I. ; Hamer, M. ; Heikkilä, K. ; Knutsson, A. ; Koskenvuo, M. ; Madsen, I.E. ; Nielsen, M.L. ; Nordin, M. ; Oksanen, T. ; Pejtersen, J.H. ; Pentti, J. ; Rugulies, R. ; Salo, P. ; Siegrist, J. ; Steptoe, A. ; Suominen, S. ; Theorell, T. ; Vahtera, J. ; Westerholm, P.J. ; Westerlund, H. ; Singh-Manoux, A. ; Jokela, M. ;
2015
Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol
Job strain and the risk of severe asthma exacerbations: a meta-analysis of individual-participant data from 100 000 European men and women
Heikkilä, K. ; Madsen, I.E. ; Nyberg, S.T. ; Fransson, E.I. ; Westerlund, H. ; Westerholm, P.J. ; Virtanen, M. ; Vahtera, J. ; Väänänen, A. ; Theorell, T. ; Suominen, S.B. ; Shipley, M.J. ; Salo, P. ; Rugulies, R. ; Pentti, J. ; Pejtersen, J.H. ; Oksanen, T. ; Nordin, M. ; Nielsen, M.L. ; Kouvonen, A. ; Koskinen, A. ; Koskenvuo, M. ; Knutsson, A. ; Ferrie, J.E. ; Dragano, N. ; Burr, H. ; Borritz, M. ; Bjorner, J.B. ; Alfredsson, L. ; Batty, G.D. ; Singh-Manoux, A. ; Kivimäki, M. ; IPD-Work Consortium, . ;
2014
Allergy
Work stress and risk of cancer: meta-analysis of 5700 incident cancer events in 116,000 European men and women
Heikkilä, K. ; Nyberg, S.T. ; Theorell, T. ; Fransson, E.I. ; Alfredsson, L. ; Bjorner, J.B. ; Bonenfant, S. ; Borritz, M. ; Bouillon, K. ; Burr, H. ; Dragano, N. ; Geuskens, G.A. ; Goldberg, M. ; Hamer, M. ; Hooftman, W.E. ; Houtman, I.L. ; Joensuu, M. ; Knutsson, A. ; Koskenvuo, M. ; Koskinen, A. ; Kouvonen, A. ; Madsen, I.E. ; Magnusson Hanson, L.L. ; Marmot, M.G. ; Nielsen, M.L. ; Nordin, M. ; Oksanen, T. ; Pentti, J. ; Salo, P. ; Rugulies, R. ; Steptoe, A. ; Suominen, S. ; Vahtera, J. ; Virtanen, M. ; Väänänen, A. ; Westerholm, P. ; Westerlund, H. ; Zins, M. ; Ferrie, J.E. ; Singh-Manoux, A. ; Batty, G.D. ; Kivimäki, M. ; IPD-Work Consortium, . ;
2013
BMJ
Perceived job insecurity as a risk factor for incident coronary heart disease: systematic review and meta-analysis
Virtanen, M. ; Nyberg, S.T. ; Batty, G.D. ; Jokela, M. ; Heikkilä, K. ; Fransson, E.I. ; Alfredsson, L. ; Bjorner, J.B. ; Borritz, M. ; Burr, H. ; Casini, A. ; Clays, E. ; De Bacquer, D. ; Dragano, N. ; Elovainio, M. ; Erbel, R. ; Ferrie, J.E. ; Hamer, M. ; Jöckel, K.H. ; Kittel, F. ; Knutsson, A. ; Koskenvuo, M. ; Koskinen, A. ; Lunau, T. ; Madsen, I.E. ; Nielsen, M.L. ; Nordin, M. ; Oksanen, T. ; Pahkin, K. ; Pejtersen, J.H. ; Pentti, J. ; Rugulies, R. ; Salo, P. ; Shipley, M.J. ; Siegrist, J. ; Steptoe, A. ; Suominen, S.B. ; Theorell, T. ; Toppinen-Tanner, S. ; Väänänen, A. ; Vahtera, J. ; Westerholm, P.J. ; Westerlund, H. ; Slopen, N. ; Kawachi, I. ; Singh-Manoux, A. ; Kivimäki, M. ; IPD-Work Consortium, . ;
2013
BMJ
C-reactive protein-associated genetic variants and cancer risk: findings from FINRISK 1992, FINRISK 1997 and Health 2000 studies
Heikkilä, K. ; Silander, K. ; Salomaa, V. ; Jousilahti, P. ; Koskinen, S. ; Pukkala, E. ; Perola, M. ;
2011
European Journal of Cancer
Breast feeding and child behaviour in the Millennium Cohort Study
Heikkilä, K. ; Sacker, A. ; Kelly, Y. ; Renfrew, M.J. ; Quigley, M.A. ;
2011
Archives of Disease in Childhood
A systematic review of the association between circulating concentrations of C reactive protein and cancer
Heikkila, K.; Ebrahim, S.; Lawlor, D.A.
2007
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
See all Dr Katriina Heikkila's Publications