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Dr Peter Cripps

Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology ZZ (DO NOT USE) was Epidemiology and Population Health

    About

    Personal Statement

    Born in the dark in1954, Peter obtained a BSc in Medical Microbiology and a Veterinary degree from Bristol University in 1978. He spent two years in clinical veterinary practice before obtaining a MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene in 1982. Returning to Bristol he studied the epidemiology of environmental mastitis in cattle, obtaining a PhD in 1989. At the same time he worked as a lecturer in Farm animal medicine where he and Kenton Morgan developed the teaching and practice of preventive medicine. Since then his research interests have encompassed on a diverse spectrum of clinical epidemiological topics and he has developed a reputation for collaborative research with clinicians. He attributes some of his success to his unique combination of skills: as a veterinarian with a deep understanding not only of epidemiology and statistics, but also of the problems and opportunities of clinical research.
    Peter is also passionately interested in the teaching and holds a Postgraduate Certificate for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. He has pioneered effective methods of teaching basic Epidemiology, Statistics and Veterinary Public Health and has developed a number of highly acclaimed short courses in these areas.

    Other Personal Distinctions

    • AVTRW award for Teaching (Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Work, 2008)