UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Prof Ruth Gilbert

Prof Ruth Gilbert

Professor of Clinical Epidemiology

Population, Policy & Practice Dept

UCL GOS Institute of Child Health

Joined UCL
1st Apr 2002

Research summary


Ruth Gilbert is a clinical epidemiologist, who trained in paediatrics. She is the Co-Director of the NIHR Children and Families Policy Research Unit, Theme Lead for Public Health within Health Data Research London, and contributes to the Rare Diseases theme of the NIHR Great Ormond Street Hospital Biomedical Research Centre. Her research has a strong focus on using anonymised, administrative data to address clinical and policy questions for children and families. She supports the Child Health Informatics Group, a group of researchers using novel cross-sectoral linkages between public services and surveys. Examples include, the ECHILD Database, linking hospital data to education data for all children in England, data linkages to assess maternal health needs of mothers involved in family court proceedings, home visiting services for teenage mothers, and work on record linkage methods. She has led large pragmatic trials in NICU (PREVAIL) and paediatric intensive care (CATCH): these uses linkage to national infection datasets to address questions about generalisability in trial findings to intensive care across the NHS.