Dr. Simon Thornley


I am a Public Health Physician, lecturer and researcher in the section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. My research interests include epidemiological methods, low carbohydrate and low sugar approaches to diet, and the link between scabies and important diseases of childhood, such as acute rheumatic fever. Outside of work, I'm an avid reader, cyclist and photographer. I also dabble in electronics and computing. I co-ordinate the course POPLHLTH 304 (Applied Epidemiology; undergraduate) and POPLHLTH 709 (Evidence Based Practice; postgraduate) in the section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. I am also a keen user of R software. 

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It's poetic that reality TV contestant Naz Khanjani can see that her very mild experience of Covid19 is typical, while Michael Baker, architect of NZ's elimination strategy fumes about dangerous misinformation, then provides the media with statistics which are completely wrong.