Dr Laurie Tomlinson
MBBS MSc PhD
Laurie trained in Medicine and continues to do clinical work as an honorary Consultant Nephrologist at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust. Having trained as a specialist she worked as a clinical lecturer at the University of Cambridge before moving to LSHTM to take the MSc in epidemiology.She joined LSHTM in 2013 after gaining a Wellcome Trust Intermediate fellowship.
Laurie teaches on a number of courses and is a co-organiser of the Professional Certificate in Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmascovigilance. She has previously been co-organiser of the 'Introductory Course in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics (ICEMS)', the 'Study Design' module and the 'Practical Epidemiology' Distance Learning Module.
Laurie's current research focuses on renal epidemiology: in the UK using large population databases, and through research studies in low and middle income countries. A major focus is effects of prescribed medications on kidney disease and the use of drugs among patients with chronic kidney disease.
She has an interest in the crossover between chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease. She has been involved in many observational studies of arterial disease including setting up and running a cohort of people with CKD, examining the role that measures of arterial health play in the development of renal disease progression and mortality. She is a Principle Investigator of the multi-centre British Heart Foundation funded EARNEST study which is investigating the impact of kidney donation on cardiovascular health.