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Professor Neil Pearce

BSc DipSci DipORS PhD DSc FRSNZ FMedSci FFPH

Professor
of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Room
Room G33

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 9588151

Fax.
+44 (0)20 76372853

I joined the LSHTM at the beginning of 2011, after working in New Zealand for the last 30 years. I originally trained in biostatistics, before moving over to do a PhD in epidemiological methods. Since the completion of my PhD in epidemiology in 1985 I have been engaged in a wide range of public health research activities. In 1988 I co-founded the Wellington Asthma Research Group (WARG) at the Wellington School of Medicine. In 2000 I established the Massey University Centre for Public Health Research. I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand (FRSNZ) and the Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSCi) and Past-President of the International Epidemiological Association (IEA).

Affiliations

Department of Medical Statistics
Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Centre for Global Chronic Conditions
Centre for Statistical Methodology

Teaching

I currently teach epidemiology, biostatistics and public health courses at the LSHTM. I also teach at the annual European Educational Programme in Epidemiology (EEPE) summer course (http://www.eepe.org/), and on various IEA courses in developing countries (http://publichealth.massey.ac.nz/courses/2011/IEA%202011/IEA%202011.htm).

Research

I have a broad range of research interests with a common theme of applied epidemiological and biostatistical methods, particularly methods of study design and data analysis for non-communicable diseases (NCDs). In terms of substantive research, during 1980-1988 my main research interest was in occupational epidemiology, and during this time I co-authored the leading textbook of occupational epidemiology, published by Oxford University Press in 1989. During the 1990s, at the Wellington Asthma Research group, I conducted a wide range of research projects including the identification of the role of the asthma drug fenoterol in the New Zealand asthma mortality epidemic, studies of the management of asthma in the community, and more recently studies of the causes of the increases in asthma prevalence in New Zealand and worldwide. I co-authored a textbook of asthma epidemiology which was published by Oxford University Press in 1998. During my ten years at the Massey University Centre for Public Health Research, we conducted a wide range of public health research including respiratory disease, cancer, diabetes, Maori health, Pacific health and occupational and environmental health research. My current research interests focus on epidemiological and biostatistical methods, and their application to studies of neurological disease, occupational and environmental health, asthma, and kidney disease.

Research Area
Environment
Health inequalities
Occupational health
Statistical methods
Discipline
Epidemiology
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
Cancer
Neurological disease
Asthma
Non-communicable diseases
Region
East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
Europe & Central Asia (all income levels)
Euro area
European Union
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
Least developed countries: UN classification
Middle East & North Africa (all income levels)
Pacific island small states
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
World

Selected Publications

Effectiveness of mRNA boosters after homologous primary series with BNT162b2 or ChAdOx1 against symptomatic infection and severe COVID-19 in Brazil and Scotland: A test-negative design case-control study.
Cerqueira-Silva T; Shah SA; Robertson C; Sanchez M; Katikireddi SV; de Araujo Oliveira V; Paixão ES; Rudan I; Junior JB; Penna GO
2023
PLoS medicine
Asthma management and control in children, adolescents, and adults in 25 countries: a Global Asthma Network Phase I cross-sectional study
García-Marcos L; Chiang C-Y; Asher MI; Marks GB; El Sony A; Masekela R; Bissell K; Ellwood E; Ellwood P; Pearce N
2023
The Lancet Global Health
Occupational differences in COVID-19 incidence, severity, and mortality in the United Kingdom: Available data and framework for analyses
Pearce N; Rhodes S; Stocking K; Pembrey L; van Veldhoven K; Brickley E; Robertson S; Davoren D; Nafilyan V; Windsor-Shellard B
2023
Wellcome Open Res
IARC-NCI workshop on an epidemiological toolkit to assess biases in human cancer studies for hazard identification: beyond the algorithm
Schubauer-Berigan MK; Richardson DB; Fox MP; Fritschi L; Guseva Canu I; Pearce N; Stayner L; Berrington de Gonzalez A
2023
Occupational and Environmental Medicine
COVID-19 and Asthma.
Chiang C-Y; García-Marcos L; Ellwood P; Ellwood E; Masekela R; Pearce N
2022
The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Asthma Network.
Ellwood P; Asher I; Bissell K; Chiang C-Y; Ellwood E; Sony AE; García-Marcos L; Marks G; Masekela R; Morales E
2022
The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Asthma and Factors Affecting it.
Pearce N; García-Marcos L; Morales E; Strachan D; Marks G; Asher I
2022
The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
The Global Burden of Asthma.
Rutter C; Silverwood R; Pérez Fernández V; Pearce N; Strachan D; Mortimer K; Lesosky M; Asher I; Ellwood P; Chiang C-Y
2022
The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
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