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Nazrul Islam

Nazrul Islam, MBBS, MSc, MPH, PhD is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics at the University of Southampton Faculty of Medicine, and a Principal Methodologist at the Office for National Statistics (ONS). He previously worked as an Epidemiologist and Medical Statistician at the University of Oxford. Following his medical training as a general practitioner, he received masters and PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Harvard University and the University of British Columbia. He then moved to the University of Cambridge as a Research Associate to work on randomised controlled trials and large observational studies in primary care settings.

Competing interests

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I am employed by the University of Southampton and the Office for National Statistics. I receive a salary for my works related to research, teaching, and supervision of graduate students and researchers. I previously held research grants from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Many of my collaborators and co-workers are involved in research, and receive government, industry, and NGO grants. Many submit papers to The BMJ.

Unpaid positions (current)

I am an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester, and I sit on the WHO-UN Technical Advisory Group on Covid-19 mortality assessment. I review research articles for a number of medical and public health journals.

Unpaid positions (past)

I was a visiting researcher at the University of Cambridge (2019-2021), a Visiting Fellow at the UK Office for National Statistics (2020-2021), and an honorary research fellow at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (2019-2022).