Dr Laurie Tomlinson


Associate Professor


Keppel Street
United Kingdom

0207 927 2086

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.


Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology


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.

Research Area
Clinical databases
Clinical guidelines
Health services research
Electronic health records
Disease and Health Conditions
Cardiovascular disease
Kidney disease
United Kingdom
European Union

Selected Publications

Adherence to guidelines for creatinine and potassium monitoring and discontinuation following renin-angiotensin system blockade: a UK general practice-based cohort study.
Schmidt, M. ; Mansfield, K.E. ; Bhaskaran, K. ; Nitsch, D. ; Sørensen, H.T. ; Smeeth, L. ; Tomlinson, L.A. ;
BMJ Open
Pharmacoepidemiology for nephrologists: do proton pump inhibitors cause chronic kidney disease?
Tomlinson, L.A. ; Fogarty, D.G. ; Douglas, I. ; Nitsch, D. ;
Nephrol Dial Transplant
Validity of estimated prevalence of decreased kidney function and renal replacement therapy from primary care electronic health records compared with national survey and registry data in the United Kingdom.
Iwagami, M. ; Tomlinson, L.A. ; Mansfield, K.E. ; Casula, A. ; Caskey, F.J. ; Aitken, G. ; Fraser, S.D. ; Roderick, P.J. ; Nitsch, D. ;
Nephrol Dial Transplant
Serum creatinine elevation after renin-angiotensin system blockade and long term cardiorenal risks: cohort study.
Schmidt, M. ; Mansfield, K.E. ; Bhaskaran, K. ; Nitsch, D. ; Sørensen, H.T. ; Smeeth, L. ; Tomlinson, L.A. ;
Methodological challenges when carrying out research on CKD and AKI using routine electronic health records.
McDonald, H.I.; Shaw, C.; Thomas, S.L.; Mansfield, K.E.; Tomlinson, L.A.; Nitsch, D.;
Kidney Int
Prescription of renin-angiotensin system blockers and risk of acute kidney injury: a population-based cohort study.
Mansfield, K.E. ; Nitsch, D. ; Smeeth, L. ; Bhaskaran, K. ; Tomlinson, L.A. ;
BMJ Open
Acute kidney injury-how does automated detection perform?
Sawhney, S. ; Fluck, N. ; Marks, A. ; Prescott, G. ; Simpson, W. ; Tomlinson, L. ; Black, C. ;
Nephrol Dial Transplant
The risks and benefits of patients temporarily discontinuing medications in the event of an intercurrent illness: a systematic review protocol.
Morden, A. ; Horwood, J. ; Whiting, P. ; Savovic, J. ; Tomlinson, L. ; Blakeman, T. ; Tomson, C. ; Richards, A. ; Stone, T. ; Caskey, F. ;
Syst Rev
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