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Rohini Mathur, BSc MSc PhD


Research Fellow

Telephone: 020 7882 2558


Rohini is an epidemiologist specializing in health equity research. Rohini initially completed an undergraduate degree in public health at the University of Waterloo in Canada, followed by an MSc at LSHTM in reproductive and sexual health research. Prior to coming to QMUL she worked at the Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill University in Montreal.

From 2011-2015 Rohini completed an ESRC funded PhD at LSHTM investigating how electronic health records can be best used to examine ethnic inequalities in health outcomes in the UK at LSHTM. Since her PhD, She have continued to focus her work on ethnic differences in diabetes and cardiovascular disease, At Queen Mary, University of London. Rohini conduct quality improvement research focussed on identifying and tackling health inequalities across east London.

In 2017 she will commence a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship examining ethnic inequalities in trajectories of diabetes risk factor control and outcomes across the health care pathway. 


Research Interests:

Recent and ongoing research projects:

  • The Health Equity Project
  • Ethnic differences in progression of Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Evaluation of Social Prescribing schemes in east London
  • Collaborations with KCL around atrial fibrillation, COPD, ethnic density & smoking, and multimorbidity

Rohini's research interests:

  • Electronic health records
  • Ethnic inequalities
  • Quality Improvement
  • Non-communicable disease


Mathur R, Perez-Pinar M, Foguet-Boreu Q, Ayis S, Ayerbe L. “Risk of incident cardiovascular events amongst individuals with anxiety and depression: A prospective cohort study in the east London primary care database”, Journal of Affective Disorders, July 201

Sophie V Eastwood, Rohini Mathur, Mark Atkinson, Sinead Brophy, Mike Pringle, Cathie Sudlow, Robin Flaig, Simon de Lusignan, Naomi Allen, Nish Chaturvedi. “Capture and adjudication of prevalent and incident diabetes in UK Biobank; an algorithm-based approach. Plos One, 2016; 11(9):e0162388

Herrett E, Gallagher AM, Bhaskaran K, Forbes H, Mathur R, van Staa T, Smeeth L. Data Resource Profile: Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) .International journal of epidemiology Jun 2015 

Robson J, Smithers H, Chowdhury T, Bennett-Richards P, Keene D, Dostal I, Mathur R, Dunne J, Hull S, Boomla K. Reduction in self-monitoring of blood glucose in type 2 diabetes: an observational controlled study in east London. The BJGP: the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners 65(633):e256-e263 Apr 2015  

Mathur R, Bhaskaran K, Chaturvedi N, Leon DA, Van Staa T, Grundy E, Smeeth L. Completeness and usability of ethnicity data in UK-based primary care and hospital databases .Journal of Public Health (United Kingdom) 36(4):684-692 01 Dec 2014    

Mathur R, Pollara E, Hull S, Schofield P, Ashworth M, Robson J. Ethnicity and stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation .Heart 99(15):1087-1092 Aug 2013    

Mathur R, Grundy, E, Smeeth, L. Availability and use of UK based ethnicity data for health research. National Centre for Research Methods Working Paper Series, March 2013

Mathur R, Noble D, Smith D, Greenhalgh T, Robson J. Quantifying the risk of type 2 diabetes in East London using the QDScore: a cross-sectional analysis .BJGP62(603) Oct 2012

Mathur R, Hull SA, Boomla K, Robson J. Ethnic differences in primary care management of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in people with serious mental illness .BJGP 62(601) Aug 2012

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