Professor Sara Thomas
MB BS MSc PhD
of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
I trained originally as a doctor and then as an epidemiologist. I joined the School in 1996 and work on a range of research topics focusing on infections and vaccines.
I teach on a number of courses at the School, and I am a tutor for MSc Epidemiology. I am also the Programme Content Director for MSc Epidemiology (Distance Learning).
I have worked on a variety of infectious disease and immunoepidemiology topics, including the epidemiology of varicella zoster virus, acute infections as triggers for cardiovascular events and the burden and outcomes of autoimmune disorders. More recent work has focused on the use of linked electronic health records to investigate the epidemiology of infections and vaccines, and I lead the Electronic Health Records Theme of the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Immunisation. Other research interests include systematic reviews and methodological aspects of correlates of vaccine-induced protection.