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Jan vanderMeulen

PhD FRCOG FRCS

Professor
of Clinical Epidemiology

Room
TP129

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2266

Fax.
+44 (0)20 7927 2701

I studied medicine at the University of Groningen (1985), and I received a PhD (neurology / medical physics) from the University of Utrecht (1989). Since 1990, I have worked as a clinical epidemiologist in the Netherlands and the UK. I joined the School in January 2000. I collaborate with the Royal College of Surgeons of England (from 2001 to 2011 as the Director of the College's Clinical Effectiveness Unit). I also advise the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists on research and audit since 2006.

Affiliations

Department of Health Services Research and Policy

Teaching

I am involved in the Public Health MSc. I am the organiser of the Proposal Development module. I also contribute to the Basic Epidemiology and Reviewing the Literature modules. In addition, I organise courses on critical appraisal of the literature and statistics for The Royal College Surgeons of England.

Research

The central theme of my research is the study of determinants of variation in processes and outcomes of surgical care ("epidemiology of the quality of surgical care"). I am involved in a number of national studies of surgical practice and outcome that are run by the Clinical Effectiveness Unit of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.  I do similar work within obstetrics and gynaecology in collaboration with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Other topics of my research include methods for case-mix adjustment, continuous monitoring of outcomes, the usefulness of routine databases for clinical audit as well as clinical and cost effectiveness of therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.

Previous work looked at the effect of the fetal environment on the development of disease later in life.

Research Area
Health outcomes
Health services research
Maternal health
Quality improvement
Statistical methods
Neonatal health
Discipline
Epidemiology
Medicine
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
Cancer
Mental health
Country
United Kingdom

Selected Publications

Association of Quality and Technology With Patient Mobility for Colorectal Cancer Surgery.
Aggarwal A; Han L; Boyle J; Lewis D; Kuyruba A; Braun M; Walker K; Fearnhead N; Sullivan R; van der Meulen J
2022
JAMA surgery
Health service planning to assess the expected impact of centralising specialist cancer services on travel times, equity, and outcomes: a national population-based modelling study.
Aggarwal A; Han L; van der Geest S; Lewis D; Lievens Y; Borras J; Jayne D; Sullivan R; Varkevisser M; van der Meulen J
2022
The Lancet Oncology
\"Shopping around\" for treatment is not a solution to cancer backlog.
Aggarwal A; Walter FM; Sullivan R; van der Meulen J
2022
BMJ
Linkage of multiple electronic health record datasets using a 'spine linkage' approach compared with all 'pairwise linkages'.
Blake HA; Sharples LD; Harron K; van der Meulen JH; Walker K
2022
International Journal of Epidemiology
Development and validation of a coding framework to identify severe acute toxicity from systemic anti-cancer therapy using hospital administrative data
Boyle JM; Cowling TE; Kuryba A; Fearnhead NS; van der Meulen J; Braun MS; Walker K; Aggarwal A
2022
Cancer Epidemiology
Range and Frequency of Congenital Malformations Among Children With Cleft Lip and/or Palate.
Fitzsimons KJ; Hamilton MJ; van der Meulen J; Medina J; Wahedally M; Park MH; Russell C
2022
The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal
Use of induction of labour and emergency caesarean section and perinatal outcomes in English maternity services: a national hospital-level study.
Gurol-Urganci I; Jardine J; Carroll F; Frémeaux A; Muller P; Relph S; Waite L; Webster K; Oddie S; Hawdon J
2022
BJOG : An international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology
Obstetric interventions and pregnancy outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic in England: A nationwide cohort study.
Gurol-Urganci I; Waite L; Webster K; Jardine J; Carroll F; Dunn G; Frémeaux A; Harris T; Hawdon J; Muller P
2022
PLOS MEDICINE
Severity of Dementia and Survival in Patients Diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer: A National Cohort Study in England and Wales.
Kuryba AJ; Boyle JM; van der Meulen J; Aggarwal A; Walker K; Fearnhead NS; Braun MS
2022
Clinical oncology
Are syntheticmesh mid-urethral slings (MUS) for treatment of stress urinary incontinence a risk factor for autoimmune diseases?
Muller P; Gurol-Urganci I; Thakar R; van der Meulen J; Jha S
2022
INTERNATIONAL UROGYNECOLOGY JOURNAL
Adverse pregnancy outcomes attributable to socioeconomic and ethnic inequalities in England: a national cohort study.
Jardine J; Walker K; Gurol-Urganci I; Webster K; Muller P; Hawdon J; Khalil A; Harris T; van der Meulen J; National Maternity and Perinatal Audit Project Team
2021
Lancet
Impact of a mid-urethral synthetic mesh sling on long-term risk of systemic conditions in women with stress urinary incontinence: a national cohort study.
Muller P; Gurol-Urganci I; Thakar R; Ehrenstein MR; Van Der Meulen J; Jha S
2021
BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology
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