Harriet Forbes

I did an undergraduate degree in Human Sciences, followed by a Masters in Epidemiology at LSHTM.  Prior to working at the School, I was a Research Assistant at the Kings Centre for Military Health Research, exploring the mental health of military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. I then joined the School in 2011. I have experience working with large datasets, namely the CPRD and HES. I am currently working on my PhD looking at risk factors for zoster and postherpetic neuralgia, using UK electronic healthcare records. This is supervised by Sinead Langan and Krishnan Bhaskaran.  I also work with Liam Smeeth, Sara Thomas and Tim Clayton.

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Related Publications

Quantification of risk factors for postherpetic neuralgia in a cohort of herpes zoster patients

Forbes, H. Bhaskaran, K. Thomas, S. Smeeth, L. Clayton, T. Mansfield, K. Minassian, C. Langan, S.
Neurology, 2016; pii: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000002808.

A systematic review and meta-analysis of risk factors for postherpetic neuralgia.

Forbes, HJ. Thomas, SL. Smeeth, L. Clayton, T. Farmer, R. Bhaskaran, K. Langan, SM. 
Pain, 2016, Jan;157(1):30-54.

Data Resource Profile: Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD).

Herrett, E. Gallagher, AM. Bhaskaran, K. Forbes, H. Mathur, R. van Staa, T. Smeeth, L.
Int J Epidemiol, 2015;44(3):827-36.

Statin use and the risk of herpes zoster: a nested case-control study using primary care data from the UK Clinical Research Practice Datalink.

Matthews, A. ; Turkson, M. ; Forbes, H. ; Langan, S.M. ; Smeeth, L. ; Bhaskaran, K. ;
Statin use and the risk of herpes zoster: a nested case-control study using primary care data from the UK Clinical Research Practice Datalink.
Br J Dermatol, 2016;

Quantification of risk factors for postherpetic neuralgia in herpes zoster patients: A cohort study.

Forbes, H.J. ; Bhaskaran, K. ; Thomas, S.L. ; Smeeth, L. ; Clayton, T. ; Mansfield, K. ; Minassian, C. ; Langan, S.M. ;
Quantification of risk factors for postherpetic neuralgia in herpes zoster patients: A cohort study.
Neurology, 2016;

Quantification of risk factors for herpes zoster: population based case-control study.

Forbes HJ, Bhaskaran K, Thomas SL, Smeeth L, Clayton T, Langan SM.

Metformin and cancer in type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and comprehensive bias evaluation.

Farmer, R.E. ; Ford, D. ; Forbes, H.J. ; Chaturvedi, N. ; Kaplan, R. ; Smeeth, L. ; Bhaskaran, K. ;
Metformin and cancer in type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and comprehensive bias evaluation.
Int J Epidemiol, 2016;

Partner Bereavement and Risk of Herpes Zoster: Results from Two Population-Based Case-Control Studies in Denmark and the United Kingdom.

Schmidt, S.A. ; Vestergaard, M. ; Pedersen, H.S. ; Schønheyder, H.C. ; Thomas, S.L. ; Smeeth, L. ; Mansfield, K.E. ; Sørensen, H.T. ; Forbes, H.J. ; Langan, S.M. ;
Partner Bereavement and Risk of Herpes Zoster: Results from Two Population-Based Case-Control Studies in Denmark and the United Kingdom.
Clin Infect Dis, 2016;