Tom Johnston
Research Fellow

Profile

Biography

Tom currently works as a Research Fellow in the Epidemiology & Cancer Statistics Group (ECSG), where he is involved in several research projects and teaching activities.  With a longstanding interest in infections and, following his training in vetinary epidemiology at the universities of Guelph and Reading, Tom joined the Independent Scientific Group at Imperial College, analysing data from the Randomised Badger Culling Trial (RBCT) and associated epidemiological studies.   

Qualifications

  • BSc Biology, University of Guelph
  • MSc Epidemiology, University of Guelph
  • PhD Mathematical Biology/Epidemiology, University of Reading

Departmental roles

  • Graduate School Board

Research

Overview

Areas of Interest

  • Epidemiology of infection-related (particularly HIV and KSHV) malignancies in Africa.
  • Long term survival of children diagnosed with cancer.
  • Use of routinely collected health data for epidemiological research.
  • Dynamic variables in the assessment of survival of patients with myelodysplastic syndrome.
  • Assessment of treatment effects within observational cohorts.
  • Impact of new therapies on the survival of children with retinoblastoma in Uganda.

Projects

Research group(s)

Epidemiology & Cancer Statistics Group (ECSG)

Supervision

Tom would be interested in supervising PhDs in the following areas: epidemiology of oncogenic infections; treatment inference from observational studies; time-to-event and longitudinal models.

Publications

Full publications list

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Contributor to Biology Department modules Introduction to Biomedical Sciences (year 1) and Understanding Health and Disease (year 2)

Postgraduate

  • Co-module leader for Epidemiology, Department of Health Sciences (with Eve Roman)

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Contact details

Tom Johnston
Research Fellow

Tel: 01904 32(1888)