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Biography

Ian Roberts is Professor of Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and co-director of LSHTM’s Clinical Trials Unit.

He first trained as a paediatrician and then in epidemiology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and at McGill University, Canada. He established and is co-ordinating editor of the Cochrane Injuries Group, an international network of individuals that prepares and maintains systematic reviews of the effectiveness of interventions in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injury.

He is principal investigator of the CRASH trials, large international randomised controlled trials that seek better ways to treat seriously injured trauma patients. His current focus is the conduct of large scale trials of tranexamic acid in the management of acute severe bleeding. This includes the international WOMAN trial which tested the administration of tranexamic acid to women with post-partem haemorrhage.