Dr Koen Pouwels
Koen joined HERC as a senior researcher in January 2019. His current work focuses on infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance modelling, randomised trial designs, economic evaluations alongside trials, incorporating long-term effects into economic evaluations, and statistical approaches to address time-dependent confounding in burden of illness studies.
His work has directly informed national COVID-19 mitigation and testing strategies, vaccination policies against various infectious diseases, as well as national targets for antibiotic prescribing in primary care.
Prior to joining HERC, Koen worked at Public Health England on projects using mathematical, statistical and machine learning approaches to understand and predict the development and health-economic impact of healthcare associated infections and antimicrobial resistance. Before coming to the UK, he obtained his PhD in epidemiology at the University of Groningen where he was also involved in a number of economic evaluations of vaccinations against infectious diseases.
Awareness of appropriate antibiotic use in primary care for influenza-like illness: evidence of improvement from UK population-based surveys
POUWELS K. et al, (2020), Antibiotics
Delayed antibiotic prescription by general practitioners in the UK: a stated-choice study
MORRELL E. et al, (2020), Antibiotics
Community prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in England: Results from the ONS Coronavirus Infection Survey Pilot
Pouwels KB. et al, (2020)
Why do hospital prescribers continue antibiotics when it is safe to stop? Results of a choice experiment survey
ROOPE L. et al, (2020), BMC Medicine
Group Testing for SARS-CoV-2: Forward to the Past?
Pouwels KB. et al, (2020), PharmacoEconomics - Open