09/08/19

New director of informatics research – Dr Dorothea Nitsch

We’re pleased to announce that Dr Dorothea Nitsch will be taking up the role of director of informatics research at the UK Renal Registry. She will facilitate the development of quality research and drive improvements in all aspects of research.

Dr Nitsch is a Professor in Clinical Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and an Honorary Consultant Nephrologist at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust where she runs a Low Clearance clinic in North London. She is the exam board chair for the MSc Epidemiology Programme at LSHTM, and teaches study design, non-communicable disease epidemiology and statistics to MSc epidemiology students. Her research investigates the epidemiology of chronic kidney disease more generally using a variety of methods including life-course epidemiology, genetic epidemiology, utilising big data, and pharmaco-epidemiology. She collaborates widely and has co-authored over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals. She is the principal investigator of the MRC Older Age study which contributes data to the international Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium (CKD-PC). She led the analyses of the National Chronic Kidney Disease Audit, which assessed the identification and management of people with kidney disease in English and Welsh primary care practices. Since 2003 Dorothea has worked with the UK Renal Registry on various papers on various aspects; she is a member of the Dialysis and CKD CSG within the UK Kidney Research Consortium, and of the UK Renal Trials Network. She chaired the UK Renal Registry Research Methods Study Group for the last 4 years.