Dr Kyla H Thomas

MBBS(West Indies), MSc (Oxon), MSc Res(Oxon.), MFPH, PhD, FFPH

  • BS8 2PS


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Research interests

I am a Consultant Senior Lecturer in Public Health with interests in:

- pharmacoepidemiology, in particular psychiatric adverse drug reactions (depression, non-fatal self-harm and suicide) associated with varenicline, a smoking cessation medicine and antidepressants

- use of large primary care databases such as the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) for observational research including novel study designs for dealing with confounding by indication such as instrumental variables and case only designs

- substance dependence and addiction (prescription opioid dependence)

- mental health research (suicide and self-harm) and suicide prevention

- trends in suicide in the UK and internationally

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Research Output

Measuring outcomes in trials of interventions for people who self-harm: Qualitative study of service users’ views

Owens, C., Fox, F., Redwood, S., Davies, R., Foote, L., Salisbury, N., Williams, S., Biddle, L. & Thomas, K., 12 Feb 2020, In : BJPsych Open. 6, 2, 8 p., e22.

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