Short CV/Education and training


  • 1991
    BSc (Hons), First Class, Mathematics, University of Warwick

  • 1992
    MSc, Applied Statistics, University of Oxford

  • 1999
    PhD “Statistical methods to study the in cidence and outcome of stroke”. University of London (King’s College)


  • 1993
    Statistical Consultant, Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia

  • 1993 – 2002
    Lecturer in Medical Statistics, Department of Public Health Sciences, King's College London

  • 1999 – 2000
    Post-doctoral Fellow in Chronic Disease Epidemiology Department of Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

  • 2002 – 2009
    Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol

  • since 2009
    Reader in Medical Statistics, University of Bristol, Department of Social Medicine, Bristol

Selected publications

  • Smith AD, Heron J, Mishra G, Gilthorpe MS, Ben-Shlomo Y, Tilling K. Model Selection of the Effect of Binary Exposures over the Life Course. Epidemiology. 2015 Sep;26(5):719-26.

  • Tilling K, Macdonald-Wallis C, Lawlor DA, Hughes RA, Howe LD. Modelling childhood growth using fractional polynomials and linear splines. Ann Nutr Metab. 2014;65(2-3):129-38.

  • Howe LD, Tilling K, Galobardes B, Lawlor DA. Loss to follow-up in cohort studies: bias in estimates of socioeconomic inequalities. Epidemiology. 2013;24(1):1-9.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit, Bristol

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Society for Social Medicine


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