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Dr Rachel Denholm

Dr Rachel Denholm

Dr Rachel Denholm
PhD(London), MSc(London), BSc(London)

Senior Research Associate for Centre for Academic Primary Care

Office 1.10
Canynge Hall,
39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS
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+44 (0) 117 928 7336

Summary

Biography

I am an epidemiologist at the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the Bristol Medical School, with expertise in using electronic healthcare records.  I completed my PhD at UCL, investigating the impact of child maltreatment on physical development using the 1953 British birth cohort. After, I was a post-doctoral fellow at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France, working on projects international aetiological projects focusing on lung cancer.  Before coming to the University of Bristol, I worked for LSHTM, investigating early life factors that influence breast-tissue composition using the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) cohort.

My role at CAPC is focused on the use of routine electronic health records for the purposes of aetiological and health-service research.  In particular, I am interested in the use of medication in vulnerable groups, and in particular patients with multimorbidities.  

Activities / Findings

I am an epidemiologist at the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the Bristol Medical School, with expertise in using electronic healthcare records.  I completed my PhD at UCL, investigating the impact of child maltreatment on physical development using the 1953 British birth cohort. After, I was a post-doctoral fellow at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France, working on projects international aetiological projects focusing on lung cancer.  Before coming to the University of Bristol, I worked for LSHTM, investigating early life factors that influence breast-tissue composition using the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) cohort.

My role at CAPC is focused on the use of routine electronic health records for the purposes of aetiological and health-service research.  In particular, I am interested in the use of medication in vulnerable groups, and in particular patients with multimorbidities.  My current projects include;

  • Impact of hospital admission upon patterns of primary care prescribing
  • Treatment of lower respiratory tract infections in patients with and without asthma
  • The effectiveness of CVD preventative treatment in a multi-morbid population

I am a member of the Medicines and Prescribing Group at CAPC, and I organise the CPRD-network meetings.

Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • electronic patient records
  • cancer epidemiology
  • pharmacoepidemiology
  • Life course epidemiology

Memberships

Organisations

Bristol Medical School (PHS)

Centres, collaborations and units

Recent publications

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