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Personal Statement

Since 2002 I have been Professor of Public Health Epidemiology in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and also Head of Statistics at Health Protection Scotland (HPS).  I have a joint appointment in the two institutes where I lead a team of researchers in statistics and public health epidemiology and manage the statistical research and consultancy service at HPS.  In 2010 I was appointed as a senior research fellow with the International Prevention Research Institute, Lyon, France (http://www.i-pri.org/). 


I am an applied statistician with interests in the application of Statistics over a wide variety of disciplines. Presently my main research interest is in statistical modelling of infectious diseases and in epidemiological studies.  This involves work on statistical methods for the analyses of linked data, mapping diseases, pharmaco-epidemiology studies, which are linked to the FARR Institute Scotland, population simulation models for infectious diseases, meta analysis and the design of disease surveillance systems. 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Kent

Master of Science, University of Kent

Bachelor of Science, University of Edinburgh

External positions

Senior Research Fellow, International Prevention Research Institute

1 Jul 2010 → …

Head of Statistics, Health Protection Scotland

1 Jan 2002 → …

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Projects 2005 2021

Research Output 1985 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Atrial Fibrillation

Estimating the health impact of air pollution in Scotland, and the resulting benefits of reducing concentrations in city centres

Lee, D., Robertson, C., Ramsay, C., Gillespie, C. & Napier, G., 30 Jun 2019, In : Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology. 29, p. 85-96 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Air Pollution
health impact
air pollution
Air pollution


Detection of safety signals in randomised controlled trials

Author: Carragher, R. B., 1 Aug 2016

Supervisor: Robertson, C. (Supervisor) & Young, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Influence of missing explanatory variables and longitudinal assessments in breast cancer clinical trials

Author: Procter, M. J., 1 Jul 2008

Supervisor: Robertson, C. (Supervisor) & (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2002 2016

Advanced Statistical Analyses Using R

Chris Robertson (Participant)
17 Mar 201618 Mar 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Glasgow Caledonian University (External organisation)

Chris Robertson (Member)
15 Feb 2016 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee


Health and cost benefits of monitoring infectious diseases using novel statistical methods.

Chris Robertson (Participant), David Greenhalgh (Participant), George Gettinby (Participant), J. McMenamin (Participant), C.R. Simpson (Participant), Nazir Lone (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Health and welfare - new products, guidelines and services