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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 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.

Research

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.

 

 

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

Improving 1-year Outcomes of Infrainguinal Limb Revascularisation: A Population-Based Cohort Study of 104 000 Patients in England.
Heikkila, K. ; Mitchell, D.C. ; Loftus, I.M. ; Johal, A.S. ; Waton, S. ; Cromwell, D.A. ;
2018
Circulation
Population-based study of mortality and major amputation following lower limb revascularization.
Heikkila, K. ; Loftus, I.M. ; Mitchell, D.C. ; Johal, A.S. ; Waton, S. ; Cromwell, D.A. ;
2018
Br J Surg
Job strain as a risk factor for clinical depression: systematic review and meta-analysis with additional individual participant data.
Madsen, I.E. ; Nyberg, S.T. ; Magnusson Hanson, L.L. ; Ferrie, J.E. ; Ahola, K. ; Alfredsson, L. ; Batty, G.D. ; Bjorner, J.B. ; Borritz, M. ; Burr, H. ; Chastang, J.F. ; de Graaf, R. ; Dragano, N. ; Hamer, M. ; Jokela, M. ; Knutsson, A. ; Koskenvuo, M. ; Koskinen, A. ; Leineweber, C. ; Niedhammer, I. ; Nielsen, M.L. ; Nordin, M. ; Oksanen, T. ; Pejtersen, J.H. ; Pentti, J. ; Plaisier, I. ; Salo, P. ; Singh-Manoux, A. ; Suominen, S. ; Ten Have, M. ; Theorell, T. ; Toppinen-Tanner, S. ; Vahtera, J. ; Väänänen, A. ; Westerholm, P.J. ; Westerlund, H. ; Fransson, E.I. ; Heikkilä, K. ; Virtanen, M. ; Rugulies, R. ; Kivimäki, M. ; IPD-Work Consortium, . ;
2017
Psychol Med
Long working hours as a risk factor for atrial fibrillation: a multi-cohort study.
Kivimäki, M. ; Nyberg, S.T. ; Batty, G.D. ; Kawachi, I. ; Jokela, M. ; Alfredsson, L. ; Bjorner, J.B. ; Borritz, M. ; Burr, H. ; Dragano, N. ; Fransson, E.I. ; Heikkilä, K. ; Knutsson, A. ; Koskenvuo, M. ; Kumari, M. ; Madsen, I.E.H. ; Nielsen, M.L. ; Nordin, M. ; Oksanen, T. ; Pejtersen, J.H. ; Pentti, J. ; Rugulies, R. ; Salo, P. ; Shipley, M.J. ; Suominen, S. ; Theorell, T. ; Vahtera, J. ; Westerholm, P. ; Westerlund, H. ; Steptoe, A. ; Singh-Manoux, A. ; Hamer, M. ; Ferrie, J.E. ; Virtanen, M. ; Tabak, A.G. ; IPD-Work consortium, . ;
2017
Eur Heart J
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 and alcohol use: systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies and unpublished individual participant data
Virtanen, M. ; Jokela, M. ; Nyberg, S.T. ; Madsen, I.E. ; Lallukka, T. ; Ahola, K. ; Alfredsson, L. ; Batty, G.D. ; Bjorner, J.B. ; Borritz, M. ; Burr, H. ; Casini, A. ; Clays, E. ; De Bacquer, D. ; Dragano, N. ; Erbel, R. ; Ferrie, J.E. ; Fransson, E.I. ; Hamer, M. ; Heikkilä, K. ; Jöckel, K.H. ; Kittel, F. ; Knutsson, A. ; Koskenvuo, M. ; Ladwig, K.H. ; Lunau, T. ; Nielsen, M.L. ; Nordin, M. ; Oksanen, T. ; Pejtersen, J.H. ; Pentti, J. ; Rugulies, R. ; Salo, P. ; Schupp, J. ; Siegrist, J. ; Singh-Manoux, A. ; Steptoe, A. ; Suominen, S.B. ; Theorell, T. ; Vahtera, J. ; Wagner, G.G. ; Westerholm, P.J. ; Westerlund, H. ; Kivimäki, M. ;
2015
BMJ
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
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