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Dr John Harris BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD

Lecturer Public Health and Policy


    Personal Statement

    I am an epidemiologist with experience in working in infectious and non-infectious disease epidemiology. My early work concerned aspects of child and maternal health; investigating the effects of obesity and maternal age on pregnancy outcome. I am experienced in various aspects of data analysis having conducted analysis with data from varying sources including Hospital Episode Statistics, ONS mortality data and routine infectious disease laboratory reports. I worked at Public Health England for a number of years, initially in surveillance of HIV but moved to surveillance of gastrointestinal infections for the majority of the time, focusing mainly on surveillance of norovirus infections . My PhD was aimed at understanding the epidemiology of norovirus outbreaks in hospitals. I currently work as a lecturer in health protection at the University of Liverpool and I am a member of the Health Protection Research Unit in Gastrointestinal Infections. I also run and teach on the Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health Module, part of the Life Sciences programme of study. My current role also involves providing expertise in epidemiological analysis and scientific support for PhD students and post-doctoral researchers working on various pathogens causing gastrointestinal disease. I am also involved in another project using large datasets and disease tracking.