Dr Roger Parslow


I joined the University of Leeds in 1996 following completion of an MSc at the University of Sheffield.

Based in the Paediatric Epidemiology Group I worked on the epidemiology of childhood diabetes and childhood cancer before moving on the UK Adult Brain Tumour and INTERPHONE studies.

In 2000 I was part of the team that set up the Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network (PICANet) and I became the Principal Investigator in Leeds in 2008. In 2007 I completed my PhD and was appointed as a senior lecturer in epidemiology.

I am a member of the Martin House Research Centre management team (based at the University of York) which carries out research in the field of paediatric palliative care.

Research interests

My research interests are focussed on the epidemiology of chronic disease and critical care in children.

I have specific interests in childhood-onset diabetes, childhood cancer, traumatic brain injury, paediatric palliative care, congenital anomalies, risk-adjustment methodologies and the use of linked routine data to improve knowledge of health outcomes in the population.

I also have an interest in environmental exposures and health inequalities.


  • PhD Epidemiology
  • MSc Information Management
  • BSc Ecology

Student education

Undergraduate teaching: lecturing and tutoring medical students

Postgraduate teaching: lecturing and tutoring MSc students

Postgraduate supervision: supervision of PhD and MSc students

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine
  • Clinical and Population Science
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