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Dr Pia Hardelid
  • Lecturer
  • ICH Pop, Policy & Practice Prog
  • UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

I completed my PhD in infectious disease epidemiology in the Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the UCL Institute of Child Health. I used data from a rubella serosurvey in newborn babies linked to birth records to determine maternal rubella susceptibility according to country of birth. Following my PhD, I worked as a statistician at the Health Protection Agency (HPA). During my time at the HPA I mainly worked on projects relating to influenza surveillance, including estimating influenza vaccine effectiveness, developing mortality monitoring systems, and analysing data from seroincidence studies of pandemic influenza A/H1N1.

I worked as a research associate in healthcare quality assessment at Imperial College before rejoining UCL to work with Professor Ruth Gilbert on a UK overview of childhood mortality in  2011.

Research Summary

I am interested in the use of routinely collected health data (including death certificates, hospital admission records and general practice databases) for child health research. I have used these data to estimate the effectiveness of influenza vaccines, the mortality burden of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and determine the role of chronic conditions in childhood mortality in the UK.

My particular interest is in the epidemiology of respiratory infections in children. In 2013 I was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institute for Health Research to determine the burden of severe influenza in children, and examine whether influenza vaccines, antivirals and antibiotics can prevent hospital admissions, in collaboration with the UCL Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health, and the University of Leeds. I am leading several studies of RSV in childhood, including an RSV serosurvey of young children in the Born in Bradford cohort study (funded by the Wellcome Trust).

I have carried out a number of international comparisons of childhood mortality and indicators of healthcare amenable mortality in children, using linked administrative health databases. This work includes a comparison of risk factors for infant and child mortality in England and Sweden (in collaboration with Karolinska Institutet), and of childhood deaths from respiratory tract infections as an indicator of healthcare amenable mortality in England, Scotland and Ontario, Canada (in collaboration with ICES).

I am the lead for administrative data analyses, and deputy lead of the long-term conditions theme of the NIHR Children's Policy Research Unit (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/children-policy-research). I also lead the UCL programme of work for the NIHR School for Public Health Research 'Harnessing data to Improve Child Health' project.

Teaching Summary

I am the module lead for the 'Child and Adolescent Public Health' module for the BSc in Population Health, and teach on the 'Epidemiology for Child Health' and 'Immunisation and Communicable Diseases' modules for the MSc in Paediatrics and Child Health.

I run short courses on analysing Hospital Episode Statistics data at GOS ICH, and for the National Centre for Research Methods.

Academic Background
2018 FHEA ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow – Teaching and Learning in Higher Education University College London
2008 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Epidemiology and Medical Statistics University College London
2004 MSc Master of Science – Demography and Health London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2003 BSc Bachelor of Science – Human and Social Geography London School of Economics and Political Science
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