Professor of Epidemiology

University of Nottingham



Professor Laila Tata

Leadership Team


Laila Tata obtained her BSc in Physiology at McGill University in Canada, before completing her MSc in Epidemiology at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and her PhD in Epidemiology at University of Nottingham.

Her research in applied epidemiology includes drug safety, healthcare service use, consequences of chronic illness, risk prediction and health inequalities mainly through the use of real-world health data that are routinely collected on large populations: Linked general practice databases (Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD), The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database, QResearch); national level Hospital Episode Statistics (HES and Maternity HES); national disease registry data linked across multiple sources; routine US CDC and Swedish Registry Data.

She has published extensively with a particular focus on pregnancy, maternal and child health. Her academic profile with more information on her research can be found here

Additional HDR Midlands Team Members

Firoza Davies

Patient & Public Representative
East Midlands

Mr Colin Monckton

Director of Performance and Information
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Rachel Caswell

Senior Healthcare Analyst
Midlands Analyst Network Lead Strategy Unit

Kathie McPeake

Macmillan Living with Cancer Programme Manager
NHS Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board