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The University of Southampton

Dr Simon DS Fraser 

Associate Professor of Public Health

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As a public health doctor building on my past experience as a GP, my research focuses on chronic disease and its impact at population level. I am passionate about research that will help to improve health care, reduce inequalities and improve outcomes for the growing numbers of people living with long term conditions. My work focuses on kidney disease and its comorbidities.

The greatest burden of long term conditions like chronic kidney disease falls on those with the least resources, and multimorbidity is becoming the norm…

Simon Fraser is Associate Professor of Public Health in the School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education. He qualified in medicine from Southampton in 1992 and trained as a GP on the Winchester VTS scheme. After ten years as a full time Principal in General Practice in Southampton, he joined the Wessex Public Health training programme while continuing as a part time GP. He became interested in Academic Public Health and completed his doctoral degree in 2014 on the epidemiology of chronic kidney disease, with a particular interest in inequalities and health literacy.



BM, University of Southampton 1992

MSc Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 2009

DM, University of Southampton 2014


DRCOG 1994

DCH 1995

MRCGP 1998

Dip Pall Med 2002

FHEA 2016

MFPH 2011

FFPH 2017


Research interests

Simon is currently researching the impact of comorbidities in people with chronic kidney disease and methods of improving prevention of acute kidney injury.

His interests include the use of routine data for research. He is currently using the Hampshire Health Record, an anonymised, linked database of over a million people, to investigate chronic kidney disease and acute kidney injury.

PhD research

Inequalities, outcomes, and health literacy in people with chronic kidney disease

Supervisor: Prof Paul Roderick

Research group

Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education

Affiliate research group

Population Health Sciences Research group

Research project(s)

HHRCKD Hampshire Health Record Chronic Kidney Disease study

The Hampshire Acute Kidney Injury Study

Understanding treatment burden and enhancing capacity for older people with chronic kidney disease

This study is exploring people’s experience of managing chronic kidney disease (CKD) - a common long-term condition affecting about a third of older people in the UK.

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Book Chapter

  • Fraser, S., Sawhney, S., Marks, A., & Roderick, P. (2018). Chapter 6: Development of AKI and CKD. In F. Caskey, & G. Dreyer (Eds.), Kidney Health Inequalities in the United Kingdom: Reflecting on the Past, Reducing in the Future (pp. 65). Kidney Research UK.




Simon is module lead for the Health Services Organisation and Evaluation module of the MSc Public Health.

He is also Public Health and Evidence Based Medicine lead for the BM4 programme.

Dr Simon DS Fraser
Level C, South Academic Block Room number AC22 Mailpoint 805 Primary Care and Population Sciences Southampton General Hospital Tremona Road Southampton SO16 6YD

Tel: 02381 206530


Room Number: SGH/AC27/MP805

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