Dr Brian Rice
BSc MSc PhD
& Deputy Director of the Measurement and Surveillance of HIV Epidemics (MeSH) Consortium
15-17 Tavistock Place
I am an Epidemiologist specialising in HIV measurement and surveillance. I have conducted research on the changing trends of HIV infection in the UK, Europe, and Southern Africa. I have also developed methods for accurately describing risk of HIV infection among migrant groups in the UK and Europe.
My PhD, entitled "How is the epidemiology of heterosexually-acquired HIV infection evolving, particularly among black Africans, in England, Wales and Northern Ireland?" was awarded by City University London.
Between 1986 and 2000 I was employed within Local Authorities and the National Health Service in the UK, and travelled and worked in South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. After completing my Masters in Environmental Epidemiology and Policy at LSHTM in 2001 I commenced work at the Public Health Laboratory Service as an HIV surveillance scientist. Subsequent roles have included HIV Epidemiologist at the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies in South Africa and Principal HIV Scientist at Public Health England. In September 2015, I took up the position of Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the MeSH Consortium at the school.
I currently contribute to, monitor progress in, and lead, HIV surveillance and measurement research studies, and act as a key link between ongoing studies involving different Consortium partners. I am the current co-chair of the UNAIDS Indicator Working Group, sit on the ECDC Dublin Declaration Advisory Group, and regularly attend a number of WHO and UNAIDS working groups.
MeSH Consortium website: www.mesh-consortium.org.uk
At the school, I am involved with the Global Health Policy distance learning programme and the Principles and Practice of Public Health module.
I have conducted research on the changing trends of HIV infection in the UK, Europe, and South Africa, and in developing methods for accurately describing risk of HIV infection among migrant groups. In addition to HIV, I have published research focusing on tuberculosis and Hepatitis C.