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Dr Luke Hodgson MSc MRCP BSc MBBS

Postgraduate research student

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Dr Luke Hodgson is Postgraduate research student within Medicine at the University of Southampton.

Having initially studied Arts A-Levels, Luke completed a one-year Foundation Course in Natural Sciences at King’s College London and qualified as a doctor in 2004. During training Luke has worked at King’s, GSTT & St Mary’s in London and was appointed to the South-East London Respiratory/GIM Training programme in 2008. He transferred to the KSS Deanery and is now triple accrediting in Respiratory/GIM & Intensive Care Medicine. In 2011 Luke was appointed a Leadership Fellow at the KSS Deanery and completed an MSc in Leadership.


Research interests

Luke’s research concentrates on the development, electronic integration and subsequent impact analysis of clinical prediction rules/models (CPRs). 

For example: Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

  • A CPR (predicting the development of AKI) has been derived and uniquely integrated into a hospitals’ electronic observation system. Incorporating previously coded medical history, physiological and biochemical parameters, the CPR can risk stratify all patients on admission to hospital. Those at highest risk of AKI are flagged and a care bundle is created. A non-randomised controlled study across two hospital sites will prospectively compare the effects of the intervention (CPR & care bundle) in one site versus usual care in the control site when taking into account baseline differences. Baseline data collection will allow further external validation of the initial CPR score. The intervention will continue in the first site to assess sustainibility and will be rolled-out into the control site for evidence of generalisability.

Other avenues of research interest include: prediction of Bacteraemia; adverse outcome in patients admitted with exacerbation of COPD; improving the discriminative ability of the National early warning score (NEWS) with the addition of blood parameters; application of non-invasive cardiac output monitoring.

Research group

Primary Care & Population Sciences

Affiliate research group

Population Health Sciences Research group

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Dr Luke Hodgson
Faculty of Medicine University of Southampton Southampton General Hospital South Academic Block Tremona Road Southampton SO16 6YD Email:
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