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Professor Simon Thompson

Professor Simon Thompson

Director of Research in Biostatistics

Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Office Phone: 01223 748652

Research themes



epidemiology ; clinical trials ; vascular aneurysms

Key Publications

Predictive distributions for between-study heterogeneity and simple methods for their application in Bayesian meta-analysis. Turner RM, Jackson D, Wei Y, Thompson SG, Higgins JP. Stat Med. 2014 Dec 5.

Inflammatory markers and extent and progression of early atherosclerosis: Meta-analysis of individual-participant-data from 20 prospective studies of the PROG-IMT collaboration. Willeit P, Thompson SG, Agewall S, Bergström G, Bickel H, Catapano AL, Chien KL, de Groot E, Empana JP, Etgen T, Franco OH, Iglseder B, Johnsen SH, Kavousi M, Lind L, Liu J, Mathiesen EB, Norata GD, Olsen MH, Papagianni A, Poppert H, Price JF, Sacco RL, Yanez DN, Zhao D, Schminke U, Bülbül A, Polak JF, Sitzer M, Hofman A, Grigore L, Dörr M, Su TC, Ducimetière P, Xie W, Ronkainen K, Kiechl S, Rundek T, Robertson C, Fagerberg B, Bokemark L, Steinmetz H, Arfan Ikram M, Völzke H, Lin HJ, Plichart M, Tuomainen TP, Desvarieux M, McLachlan S, Schmidt C, Kauhanen J, Willeit J, Lorenz MW, Sander D; for the PROG-IMT study group. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2014 Nov 21.

Using multivariable Mendelian randomization to disentangle the causal effects of lipid fractions. Burgess S, Freitag DF, Khan H, Gorman DN, Thompson SG. PLoS One. 2014 Oct 10;9(10):e108891.

The INTERVAL trial to determine whether intervals between blood donations can be safely and acceptably decreased to optimise blood supply: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Moore C, Sambrook J, Walker M, Tolkien Z, Kaptoge S, Allen D, Mehenny S, Mant J, Di Angelantonio E, Thompson SG, Ouwehand W, Roberts DJ, Danesh J. Trials. 2014 Sep 17;15:363.

Instrumental variable analysis with a nonlinear exposure-outcome relationship. Burgess S, Davies NM, Thompson SG; EPIC-InterAct Consortium. Epidemiology. 2014 Nov;25(6):877-85.

Network Mendelian randomization: using genetic variants as instrumental variables to investigate mediation in causal pathways. Burgess S, Daniel RM, Butterworth AS, Thompson SG; the EPIC-InterAct Consortium. Int J Epidemiol. 2014 Aug 22.

A review of published analyses of case-cohort studies and recommendations for future reporting. Sharp SJ, Poulaliou M, Thompson SG, White IR, Wood AM. PLoS One. 2014 Jun 27;9(6):e101176.

Metabolic mediators of body-mass index and cardiovascular risk. Wormser D, Wood AM, Di Angelantonio E, Thompson SG, Danesh J; Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration. Lancet. 2014 Jun 14;383(9934):2042-3.

Cost-effectiveness of the National Health Service Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme in England. Glover MJ, Kim LG, Sweeting MJ, Thompson SG, Buxton MJ. Br J Surg. 2014 Jul;101(8):976-82.

Association of dietary, circulating, and supplement fatty acids with coronary risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Chowdhury R, Warnakula S, Kunutsor S, Crowe F, Ward HA, Johnson L, Franco OH, Butterworth AS, Forouhi NG, Thompson SG, Khaw KT, Mozaffarian D, Danesh J, Di Angelantonio E. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Mar 18;160(6):398-406.

Glycated hemoglobin measurement and prediction of cardiovascular disease. Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration, Di Angelantonio E, Gao P, Khan H, Butterworth AS, ... Wareham NJ, Selvin E, Thompson SG, Danesh J. JAMA. 2014 Mar 26;311(12):1225-33.

Long-term cost-effectiveness analysis of endovascular versus open repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm based on four randomized clinical trials. Epstein D, Sculpher MJ, Powell JT, Thompson SG, Brown LC, Greenhalgh RM. Br J Surg. 2014 May;101(6):623-31.

An endovascular strategy for suspected ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm brings earlier home discharge but not early survival or cost benefits. IMPROVE Trial Investigators. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2014 Apr;47(4):333-4.

Observations from the IMPROVE trial concerning the clinical care of patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. IMPROVE trial investigators, Powell JT, Hinchliffe RJ, Thompson MM, Sweeting MJ, Ashleigh R, Bell R, Gomes M, Greenhalgh RM, Grieve RJ, Heatley F, Thompson SG, Ulug P. Br J Surg. 2014 Feb;101(3):216-224.

Endovascular or open repair strategy for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm: 30 day outcomes from IMPROVE randomised trial. IMPROVE Trial Investigators, Powell JT, Sweeting MJ, Thompson MM, Ashleigh R, Bell R, Gomes M, Greenhalgh RM, Grieve R, Heatley F, Hinchliffe RJ, Thompson SG, Ulug P. BMJ. 2014 Jan 13;348:f7661.

Assessing risk prediction models using individual participant data from multiple studies. Pennells L, Kaptoge S, White IR, Thompson SG, Wood AM; Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration. Am J Epidemiol. 2014 Mar 1;179(5):621-32.

More publications available through PubMed.

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