Paul Seed
  • 19655
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Biographical details

I moved into medical research after a career teaching mathematics and statistics at secondary level and pre-University; qualified with an MSc in medical statistics from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in 1991; and since then has worked at KCL, first in Primary Care & Public Health Sciences , and since 2000 in the Division of Women’s Health and the School of Life Course Sciences. 

I started as a consulting statistician, supporting clinical & academic researchers at St Thomas’ Hospital, and serving on the St Thomas’ Research Ethics Committee.  More recently,  I have worked in the Maternal & Fetal Research Unit, first on the Vitamins in Pregnancy (VIP) study, and then a wide range of obstetric research questions.  I provide support regarding study design (particularly sample size & power), data analysis, and interpretation & reporting of results.  

My clinical interests include the major complications of pregnancy (prematurity, failure to thrive, preeclampsia, intrahepatic cholestasis of Pregnancy etc.) Recent team successes have included the QUiPP phone app to determine the risk of premature delivery, the CRADLE Vital Signs Alert device which greatly simplifies the management of hypertension and other pregnancy complications.  

 

Research interests

  • statistical & methodological
  • sample size & study design
  • composite screening and diagnostic tests
  • analysis of growth data
  • comparison of measurement techniques
  • obstetric
  • post-partum haemorrhage
  • preeclampsia
  • obstetric cholestasis
  • diet and pregnancy
  • fetal growth
  • twin pregnancies

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, LSHTM London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Award Date: 1 Jan 1991

Postgraduate Diploma, Dip HE (Mathematical Education), Polytechnic of the South Bank

Award Date: 1 Jan 1985

Postgraduate Certificate , Cert Ed (Mathematics) , University of Roehampton

Award Date: 1 Jan 1981

Bachelor of Science, LSE London School of Economics & Political Science

Award Date: 1 Jan 1976

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