Professor Ravi Maheswaran

MD MRCP FFPH

School of Health and Related Research

Director of Undergraduate Public Health Teaching

r.maheswaran@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 0681

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Professor Ravi Maheswaran
School of Health and Related Research
Room 2018, 2nd Floor
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA
Profile

I joined the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield in 1998 following a Clinical Lecturer post at the Small Area Health Statistics Unit, Imperial College London. I set up the Public Health GIS Unit in ScHARR in 1999 with funding from the National Public Health Development Fund.

I am currently the Director of Undergraduate Public Health Teaching providing leadership and management for public health input across the MBChB curriculum and Deputy Director of Research for ScHARR.

    Research interests

    My main research interest concerns the application of geographical information systems and science (GIS) to public health research and practice. Research fields within this area include (i) geographical and environmental epidemiology; (ii) geographical variations in health and health care; and (iii) methodology for spatial studies.

    Current projects

    • Department of Health: Evaluation of the new Summary Hospital Mortality Index (Co-Investigator) 2011.
    • Sheffield Primary Care Trust: Impact of migration on geographical patterns in health inequalities in Sheffield (Principal Investigator) 2010-12.
    • Arts and Humanities Research Council: Alcohol and the Performing Community (Co-Investigator) 2010-11.
    • Medical Research Council: Alcohol policy modelling and evaluation (Co-Investigator) 2010-13.
    Publications

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    Journal articles

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    Journal articles

    Chapters

    • Haining R & Maheswaran R (2016) Geographic information systems in spatial epidemiology and public health, Handbook of Spatial Epidemiology (pp. 69-97). RIS download Bibtex download
    • Bath P, Willett P, Craigs C, Maheswaran R & Raymond J (2007) Pattern Identification in Public Health Data Sets, GIS and Evidence-Based Policy Making CRC Press RIS download Bibtex download
    • Bath PA, Craigs C, Maheswaran R, Raymond J & Willett P (2007) Pattern identification in public health data sets: The potential offered by graph theory, GIS and Evidence-Based Policy Making (pp. 159-176). RIS download Bibtex download
    • Haining R & Maheswaran R (2004) Basic Issues in Geographical Analysis, GIS in Public Health Practice CRC Press RIS download Bibtex download
    • Brindley P, Wise S, Haining R, Maheswaran R & Pearson T (2004) Using Modeled Outdoor Air Pollution Data for Health Surveillance, GIS in Public Health Practice CRC Press RIS download Bibtex download
    • Maheswaran R & Craglia M (2004) Introduction and Overview, GIS in Public Health Practice CRC Press RIS download Bibtex download
    • Maheswaran R & Craglia M (2004) Conclusions and Future Prospects, GIS in Public Health Practice CRC Press RIS download Bibtex download
    • Brindley PG, Maheswaran R, Pearson T, Wise S & Haining RP (2004) Using Modelled Outdoor Air Pollution Data for Health In Maheswaran R & Craglia M (Ed.), GIS in Public Health Practice (pp. 125-150). CRC Press RIS download Bibtex download

    Conference proceedings papers

    • Aber A, Tong T, Chilcott J, Maheswaran R, Thomas S, Nawaz S & Michaels J (2018) RISK ADJUSTMENT FOR COMORBIDITIES IN AORTIC ANEURYSM SURGERY. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY, Vol. 105 (pp 8-8) RIS download Bibtex download
    • Michaels J, Pearson T, Maheswaran R, Thomas S & Nawaz S (2016) Trends in aortic aneurysm treatment from Hospital Episode Statistics (HES). BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY, Vol. 103 (pp 20-20) RIS download Bibtex download
    • Erskine SE, Gleeson D & Maheswaran R (2008) Alcohol-related mortality, socioeconomic deprivation and urbanicity in England and Wales. GUT, Vol. 57 (pp A77-A77) RIS download Bibtex download
    • Bath P, Craigs C, Maheswaran R, Raymond J & Willett P (2002) Use of graph theory for data mining in public health. DATA MINING III, Vol. 6 (pp 819-828) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
    • MAHESWARAN R & BEEVERS DG (1989) CLINICAL CORRELATES IN PARATHYROID HYPERTENSION. JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION, VOL 7, SUPPL 6 (pp S190-S191) RIS download Bibtex download

    Other

    • Ashby D, Bird SM, Hunt I, Grant R, King T, Atkinson AC, Riani M, Gandy A, Kvaloy JT, Caan W , Eames M et al (2012) Discussion on the paper by Spiegelhalter, Sherlaw-Johnson, Bardsley, Blunt, Wood and Grigg. JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL STATISTICAL SOCIETY SERIES A-STATISTICS IN SOCIETY, 175, 25-47. RIS download Bibtex download
    Research group

    MD/PhD Students

    • Alex Clifford
    • Simon Read
    • Mark Strong
    • Ala Ali
    • Edet E Out
    Teaching activities

    I organise and deliver undergraduate public health teaching in the Community and Public Health Module in Phase 3a of the MBChB. I coordinate and teach the Epidemiology Module on the Master in Public Health (MPH) course. I also lecture on the new GIS in Public Health Practice Module in the MPH.

    Professional activities

    I organised the First European Conference on Geographic Information Sciences in Public Health, held in Sheffield in 2001 (252 participants from 19 countries) with European Union Fifth Framework funding to support the conference and associated workshops.

    I was involved in organising GIS Research UK 2002, the 2nd UK and Ireland Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology meeting, 2006 and GEOMED 2005 and 2009. I am on the Program Committee for GEOMED 2011 to be held in Victoria, BC, Canada