Dr Lisa Iversen

Dr Lisa Iversen
Dr Lisa Iversen
Dr Lisa Iversen

AFHEA; PhD; MSc Epidemiology: Principles & Practice; DLSHTM; BSc (Hons)

Senior Research Fellow

Email Address
Telephone Number
+44 (0)1224 437212
Office Address


Polwarth Building

Room 1:025 

Academic Primary Care 

Aberdeen AB25 2ZD

School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition


  • AFHEA 
    2021 - Advance HE 
  • PhD General Practice & Primary Care 
    2006 - University of Aberdeen 
  • MSc Epidemiology: Principles & Practice 
    2004 - London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London 
  • DLSHTM (Diploma of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) 
    2004 - University of London 
  • BSc (Hons) Health Sciences 
    1998 - University of Aberdeen 

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

2016 - present Athena SWAN self-assessment team member for the Institute of Applied Health Sciences.

2016 - 2019     Athena SWAN co-champion for the Institute of Applied Health Sciences.

2016 - 2019       Member University Committee for Athena SWAN leads with the Principal.

2010 - 2018     Member Institute of Applied Health Sciences Research Governance & Quality Assurance Committee.

2008 - 2009     Member, Academic Expectations Working Group, School of Medicine & Dentistry & Medical Sciences.

External Memberships

2013 - present Scottish Crucible Alumni.

2005 - 2016 Member, SAPC Primary Care Epidemiology Special Interest Group.

2003 - 2005 Member, Platform Project Rural Health Interest Group.

2001 - 2016 Member, Society for Academic Primary Care.

2001 - 2004 Member, The Institute for Rural Health.

1999 - 2011 Lay member, NHS Grampian Pharmacy Practices Committee.

1997 - 1999 Member, Grampian Local Health Council.

Prizes and Awards

2013  Scottish Crucible professional and personal leadership and development programme.

2001 - 2004  Chief Scientist Office Research Training Fellow.


Research Overview

My research mainly examines the influences on women's health particularly in midlife and beyond, often using routinely collected data and includes:

  • The Royal College of General Practioners' Oral Contraception Study (a prospective cohort study established in 1968).
  • The influence of contemporary hormonal contraception on the risk of cancers in women of reproductive age.
  • Uptake of cancer screening.
  • Menopausal symptoms.
  • Sequelae of common surgeries, commonly prescribed medications, pre-eclampsia and midlife lifestyle.


Research Areas

Applied Health Sciences

Research Specialisms

  • Epidemiology

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.



Professor Lidegaard, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen.

Dr Gerald Lip,  Clinical Director North East Scotland Breast Screening Programme & Consultant Radiologist NHS Grampian.


Teaching Responsibilities

Teach various aspects of epidemiology and develop teaching materials to contribute to a number of postgraduate courses.


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