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Dr Irene Petersen
Appointment
  • Reader in Epidemiology and Statistics
  • Primary Care & Population Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
Biography

For more than a decade my work has focused largely on the use of electronic health records for aetiological and epidemiological research. I moved to UCL in 2003 and I have since built a vibrant and productive research environment around analysis of primary care databases at UCL. I have led and supported a number of projects funded by MRC, NIHR and various charities and have co-authored more than 70 papers based on electronic health records.

I received a MRC postdoctoral fellowship in 2007 to examine prescribed medicine in pregnancy. I was promoted to Principal Research Associate in 2011 and became Reader in 2013.


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Research Summary

My main interest is in epidemiological and methodological research. I work with a team of epidemiologists and statisticians across a number of research areas and projects. This includes topics such as prescribed medicine in pregnancy, physical health in people with severe mental illnesses, development of new methods for longitudinal imputation of missing data in electronic health records. I supervise a large group of PhD students and (postdoctoral) research associates and we often have national and international researchers working with our team for shorter or longer periods of time.

For more details about our research  please see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/pcph/research-groups-themes/thin-pub

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Teaching Summary

Current PhD students: Manuj Sharma, Tra Pham, Shuk-Li Man, Cathy Welch, Ruth Blackburn, Hilary Davies, Sonia Coton and Wilhelmine Meeraus

Past PhD students: Sarah Hardoon, Linda Wijlaars

I teach on our short courses on electronic health records.

Academic Background
2010 MSc Master of Science – Epidemiology London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2008 PGCert Postgraduate Certificate – Pharmacology London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2007 P.Grad Dip Postgraduate Diploma – Epidemiology London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2002 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Biology University of London
1997 MSc Master of Science (by research) – Biology Aarhus Universitet
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