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Dr Edward Fottrell
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Institute for Global Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
Research Themes
Research Summary

Dr Fottrell is an epidemiologist experienced in community health measurement, intervention development and evaluation in Africa and Asia. He has a history of research into maternal, neonatal and child health, epidemiologic transitions and non-communicable diseases, community interventions and mHealth. He has designed and provided technical leadership in numerous projects in resource-poor settings. Dr Fottrell is Director of the UCL Centre for Global Non-communicable Diseases and is PI of the MRC-funded DMagic trial, an implementation science project and cluster randomised trial of community mobilisation and mHealth interventions to tackle diabetes, hypertension and NCD risk in rural Bangladesh. Dr Fottrell is co-I on the Royal Society/DfID funded AfriWatSan project, with responsibility for leading the health research component of this inter-disciplinary water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) project in three urban African settings, where he focuses on the interplay between ageing, chronic disease and WASH. With a particular interest in cause-of-death ascertainment using verbal autopsy, Ed has been involved in the development, refinement and evaluation of the InterVA method for over ten years and is a Global Affiliate of the WHO Collaboration Centre for Verbal Autopsy at UmeĆ„ University in Sweden

Teaching Summary

Ed teaches and supervises masters and undergraduate students in quantitative research methods, epidemiology and global health. 

Academic Background
2008 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Epidemiology Umea Universitet
2004 MPH Master of Public Health – Public Health University of Nottingham
2002 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science – Medical Sciences University of Leeds
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