Dr Paul Mee
BSc MSc PhD
15-17 Tavistock Place
I have a background in epidemiology, data science and spatial analysis and am particularly interested in research which aims to understand the barriers that prevent access to effective healthcare in resource poor regions.
I have worked extensively on clinical trials and population heath research projects in Sub-Saharan Africa and spent over 4 years living and working at a demographic surveillance site in the rural North-East of South Africa before returning to the UK to take up a post at LSHTM.
My PhD entitled 'Who died where, when and why: An investigation of HIV-related mortality in rural South Africa' explored risk factors associated with HIV-related mortality and how these changed as anti-retroviral medicines became more readily accessible in the public sector.
I work with the MeSH Consortium ( www.mesh-consortium.org) which is based at LSHTM . The focus of the consortium is to support national HIV programmes in the development of imporved methods for HIV surveillance with a focus on countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
I am a deputy module organiser for the distance learning module Evaluation of Public Health Interventions (PHM219)
I also teach on the MSc module Statistical Methods for Epidemiology and act as tutor on the Public Health for Development MSC course
My research focusses on understanding the manner in which spatial and socio-demographic determinants of morbidity, mortality and enagegement with healthcare influence health outcomes particularly in resource-poor regions,
A major focus of my work has been on the impact of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) on health outcomes in populations with a high burden of HIV.