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Tom Meade

DM FRCP FFPH FinstMed FRS

Professor
of Epidemiology (Emeritus)

Room
Room 265

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2182

Fax.
+44 (0)20 7580 6897

Tom Meade qualified in medicine from Oxford University in 1960. After house and registrar appointments at Barts and in Oxford, he spent a year at the Schieffelin Leprosy Research Sanatorium in South India on clinical and epidemiological aspects of leprosy. In 1970, he was appointed Director of the MRC Epidemiology and Medical Care Unit which was responsible for a range of biomedical and health service research topics. His main personal interest has been the role of the coagulation system in the development of coronary heart disease (CHD), approached through  epidemiological studies of the association of clotting factors with CHD and through clinical trials of antithrombotic measures. It was for this work that he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 1996.

On the health services research side, the Unit made original and significant contributions on unglamorous, but important and previously neglected topics such as incontinence, low back pain, alcohol abuse and disability.

On his retirement, from the MRC in 2001, Tom Meade transferred to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine as Emeritus Professor where he has continued to work on cardiovascular disease.

 

Affiliations

Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology

Teaching

Occasional

Research

Role of coagulation system in thrombotic component of coronary heart disease. Trials of antithrombotic agents. Infection and coronary heart disease.

Research Area
Clinical trials
Medicines
Randomised controlled trials
Discipline
Epidemiology
Medicine
Disease and Health Conditions
Cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Country
United Kingdom
Region
Euro area

Selected Publications

The Northwick Park Heart Study: Evidence from the Laboratory.
Ten Cate, H.; Meade, T.;
J Thromb Haemost
Effect of daily aspirin on long-term risk of death due to cancer: analysis of individual patient data from randomised trials
Rothwell, P.M.; Fowkes, F.G.R.; Belch, J.F.F.; Ogawa, H.; Warlow, C.P.; Meade, T.W.
Lancet
Long-term effect of aspirin on colorectal cancer incidence and mortality: 20-year follow-up of five randomised trials.
Rothwell, P.M.; Wilson, M.; Elwin, C.E.; Norrving, B.; Algra, A.; Warlow, C.P.; Meade, T.W.;
Lancet
Aspirin in the primary and secondary prevention of vascular disease: collaborative meta-analysis of individual participant data from randomised trials.
Antithrombotic Trialists' (ATT) Collaboration; Baigent, C. ; Blackwell, L. ; Collins, R. ; Emberson, J. ; Godwin, J. ; Peto, R. ; Buring, J. ; Hennekens, C. ; Kearney, P. ; Meade, T. ; Patrono, C. ; Roncaglioni, M.C. ; Zanchetti, A. ;
Lancet
See all Tom Meade's Publications