Dr Dimitrios Charalampopoulos

MD, MSc, MPhil, PhD

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I am a medically qualified Epidemiologist with an interest in applied child health research. I am currently working a Senior Research Associate at the University of Bristol MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit, following one year of research at the University of Bristol Centre for Public Health on the use of systems approach in policy evaluation. Prior to this, I spent five years working as a Research Associate at the UCL Institute of Child Health Children’s Policy Research Unit (CPRU) on a Department of Health-funded program, where I managed and analysed large-scale national and international routinely collected clinical datasets (>60K patients) to investigate the role of health services in improving outcomes for children with diabetes in England & Wales and other six high-income countries. Methodological research topics that have featured in my previous research include longitudinal analysis methods using multilevel models to account for complex hierarchical data structures, multiple imputation methods for handling missing data, and meta-analysis of observational studies and randomised trials. I originally qualified in Medicine at the University of Athens and then followed an academic pathway which culminated in my obtaining an MSc in Paediatric Research with distinction and gaining an MRC Scholarship from the University of Cambridge to study for an MPhil in Epidemiology. In 2018, I earned my PhD in Child Health Epidemiology from UCL. I have also practised clinically in both Greece and the NHS.

In my current post at the University of Bristol MRC IEU, I work as part of the UNICORN (Unified Cohorts Research Network) project in collaboration with colleagues from the Imperial College and the University of Manchester. I am responsible for the analysis of lung function data from ALSPAC and other birth cohorts (>15K participants) which have been linked with HES and GP data to investigate how the different expressions of asthma and early treatment approaches may impact on later lung function and clinical severity of the disease. Prior to this, I worked under the supervision of Prof. Rona Campbell and led on the writing of a grant application to the NIHR PHR Programme aiming to evaluate the implementation of the new legislation requiring all schools in England to provide Relationships and Sex Education (RSE). As part of the groundwork for this proposal, I built collaborations and undertook consultation work with pupils and young people, PSHE teachers, and key stakeholders from local authorities, NHS services, and sexual health agencies and subsequently developed a system map of the anticipated effects of statutory RSE which will inform the process and outcome evaluation of the new legislation.

External positions

Research Associate, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health

Oct 2013Dec 2018

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