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Dr Neil Davies

Dr Neil Davies

Dr Neil Davies
B.Sc., M.Sc. (Bristol), Ph.D.

Senior Research Fellow

Office OG32
Oakfield House,
Oakfield Grove, Clifton BS8 2BN
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Mob. +44 (0) 787 201 8338
Tel. +44 (0) 117 33 13370

Research summary

I am a statistical epidemiologist within the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit with expertise in causal inference methods. The two main areas of my research are pharmacoepidemiology and Mendelian randomization.

I have applied and developed methods of using a statistical approach known as instrumental variable analysis to investigate the causal effects of prescription medications. For example, I have investigated the potential beneficial and adverse effects of anti-depressants, smoking cessation medications and anti-inflammatories. I have used data from large databases of electronic medical records such as the Clinical Practice Research Database and Hospital Episodes Statistics database.

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2013-2015: Research associate on the “Understanding Health Across the Lifecourse: An Integrated Development Approach” DEVHEALTH (269874) European Research Council.

2011-2012: Research assistant, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) grant (SDS 33437) on “Medicines that may promote suicide: pharmacoepidemiological analysis of risk and risk assessment”.

2009-2011: Research assistant, “Alzheimer’s disease and anti-hypertensive medications: evidence from the GPRD”, funded by North Bristol NHS Trust.

2008-2012: PhD Student, “Identification of Causal Treatment Effects in Observational Studies”.

2006-2008: Research Assistant, Centre for Market and Public Organisation.

2005-2006: MSc Economics 

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