Dr Koen Pouwels
Koen joined HERC as a senior researcher in January 2019. His current work focuses on infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance modelling, randomised trial designs, economic evaluations alongside trials, incorporating long-term effects into economic evaluations, and statistical approaches to address time-dependent confounding in burden of illness studies.
Koen is a member of the Healthcare Associated Infectious Working Group of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). His work has directly informed national vaccination and immunisation policies, as well as national targets for antibiotic prescribing in primary care.
Prior to joining HERC, Koen worked at Public Health England on projects using mathematical, statistical and machine learning approaches to understand and predict the development and health-economic impact of healthcare associated infections and antimicrobial resistance. Before coming to the UK, he obtained his PhD in epidemiology at the University of Groningen where he was also involved in a number of economic evaluations of vaccinations against infectious diseases.
Why do hospital prescribers continue antibiotics when it is safe to stop? Results of a choice experiment survey
ROOPE L. et al, (2020), BMC Medicine
Group Testing for SARS-CoV-2: Forward to the Past?
Pouwels KB. et al, (2020), Pharmacoecon Open, 1 - 4
How best to use limited tests? Improving COVID-19 surveillance in long-term care
Smith DRM. et al, (2020), MedRxiv
Reducing expectations for antibiotics in primary care: a randomised experiment to test the response to fear-based messages about antimicrobial resistance.
Roope LSJ. et al, (2020), BMC Med, 18
Do variations in primary care practice characteristics explain the effect of a financial incentive scheme on antibiotic prescribing? A longitudinal study of the Quality Premium intervention in NHS England.
POUWELS K. et al, (2020), BJGP Open