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 Introductory Course in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics (ICEMS)
Laurie's current research focuses on the epidemiology of acute kidney injury in large population databases, and the role that infections and medications play in its development. The aim is to develop primary care interventions to reduce the risk of this important and serious condition.
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.