Klim McPhersonBA Camb, MA Oxf, PhD Lond
Emeritus Fellow; Visiting Professor of Public Health Epidemiology
After studying mechanical sciences at Cambridge, Klim worked in operational research before doing a PhD in medical statistics at the London School of Hygiene. He then worked at the Medical Research Council, Clinical Research Centre and at Harvard Medical School (73-74). He came to Oxford in 1976 as University Lecturer in Medical Statistics, Fellow of Nuffield College. In 1990 he was appointed Professor of Public Health Epidemiology again at the London School where he stayed till 2001. After a brief stay at Bristol University he returned to Oxford in 2003.
Klim runs an option in Health & Disease for final year undergraduates in Human Sciences, and teaches in Obstetrics and Gynaecology on HRT and hysterectomy decision making.
He holds a Visiting Professorship in the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. His research is in epidemiological methods and women’s’ health as well as coronary heart disease prevention and the causes of breast cancer, particularly the health implications of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). He has a longstanding research interest in the treatment of women with menstrual problems, particularly conservative methods of treating heavy bleeding in order to retain or enhance fertility.
Klim is the Chair of the National Heart Forum, an alliance of health related NGOs concerned to prevent premature mortality from cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions. He was Chair of the NICE CVD population prevention program development group reporting in 2010, a member Expert Advisory Group on Women’ Heath of MHRA and a member of the Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee of NICE and their Heavy Menstrual Bleeding guideline development group. He has served as an expert on the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.
He was co-author of the recent Foresight Report on Tackling Obesities - Future Choices with the Government Office for Science, for which he was responsible for epidemiological modelling. With the National Heart Forum he has a research group/consultancy examining the role of micro simulation in better understanding public health interventions. He is a member of the Legal and General’s Longevity Science Advisory Panel. He has chaired the British Breast Group, the European Public Health Association and the Society for Social Medicine.
- Klim McPherson. One expert’s experience (Chapter 13). In Experts in Civil Courts, Expert Witness Institute. Ed: Louis Blom-Cooper. 2006 OUP
- McPherson K, Marsh T, Brown M (2007) Tackling obesities: future choices—modelling future trends in obesity and their impact on health. Report for Foresight. Government Office of the Chief Scientist
- Butland B, Jebb S, Kopelman P, McPherson K, Thomas S, et al (2007) Tackling obesities: future choices - Project report: http://www.foresight.gov.uk/Obesity/Obesity_final/Index.html
- Klim McPherson. Commentary: James Alison Glover (1874–1963). Health care variations research, then and now. IJE 2008;37:19-23
- Klim McPherson. Analysis: Should we screen for breast cancer ? BMJ 2010;340:c3106
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