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Professor Paul Roderick MBBS, MD, Msc, FFPH, FRCP

Professor of Public Health

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Professor Paul Roderick is Professor of Public Health within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton.

Paul is a public health academic with diverse research interests spanning clinical epidemiology, health services research and public health. He is best known for his research on the epidemiology of chronic kidney disease.

Paul qualified in Medicine from Cambridge and London Universities, and initially pursued postgraduate training in clinical medicine. He then undertook public health training in the North West Thames Region London, combining service with academic training at the MRC Epidemiology and Medical Care Unit. He has been a public health academic at the University of Southampton since 1993, and was promoted to a personal chair of Public Health in 2007.

He has over 280 peer reviewed publications, has supervised to completion 34 PhDs/MDs and has had substantial grant income from a wide variety of sources including NIHR and KRUK.

A longstanding research focus has been on chronic kidney disease (CKD) where his research has addressed the epidemiology of CKD including its prevalence and prognosis in older people, and the effectiveness and equity of renal replacement therapy. He has been a member of NICE Guidelines Committees for chronic kidney disease, and is a member of the international CKD Prognosis Consortium. Current interests include the impact of acute kidney injury (AKI) and evaluation of AKI prevention strategies, and the challenge of multimorbidity and frailty.

Other research has focused on the epidemiology of chronic liver disease, preventing alcohol related harm, health inequalities and school based health promotion.

He led Primary Care and Population Sciences, one of the five schools in the Faculty of Medicine from 2010 until 2015. He has been very active in undergraduate, postgraduate and professional public health training.



MA, Medical Sciences Tripos, St John’s College Cambridge (awarded 1982).

MBBS, the London Hospital Medical College, University of London (1982)

MSc, Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London (1989)

MD, University of Southampton, 2004


MRCP, London (1985)

MFPHM, London (1989)

FRCP, London (1998)

FFPH, London (1998)

National responsibilities

Member of Faculty of Public Health ‘Health Improvement Committee’

Lead for BM5 Public Health theme.

Lecturer on BM5 Programme, and MSc in Public health.


34 past MD/PhDs supervised, 3 ongoing.

Professor Paul Roderick
Level C, South Academic Block Primary Care and Population Sciences Southampton General Hospital Tremona Road Southampton SO16 6YD Tel: 02381 206530

Room Number : SGH/at home, Uni AC19, SAB /MP805

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