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About me

I recently became a PhD student here at Karolinska Institute where the focus of my project will be on the consequences of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) amongst patients in Sweden.

Prior to this I worked as a biostatistician at KEP working mostly on a project looking at morbidity and mortality for MS patients. I was also involved in some smaller scale projects on progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy and idiopathic intracranial hypertension.

I began working as a statistician directly after graduating from the master programme in Demography at the University of Southampton, after which I began work at University College London (UCL) in the United Kingdom.

The work was on the Natsal 3 (National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles) team where my main responsibilities were primarily on methodical projects, which focused on weighting techniques and the quality of estimates derived from non-probability web samples. In addition, I also worked with epidemiological studies, which included the investigation on sexual practices amongst the elderly in UK.

My previous work at Karolinska Institute gave me the inspiration for me to fully pursue a carreer in research. The first paper was looking into suicide amongst MS patients, which I found to be a very interesting topic and aided in my decision to pursue the subject of MS further and to apply for the PhD.

Publications

Improving identification of idiopathic intracranial hypertension patients in Swedish patient register
Sundholm A, Burkill S, Bahmanyar S, Nilsson Remahl Aim
Acta neurologica Scandinavica 2018;137(3):341-346

The national incidence of PML in Sweden, 1988-2013
Iacobaeus E, Burkill S, Bahmanyar S, Hakim R, Byström C, Fored M, et al
Neurology 2018;90(6):e498-e506

Concussion in adolescence and risk of multiple sclerosis
Montgomery S, Hiyoshi A, Burkill S, Alfredsson L, Bahmanyar S, Olsson T
Annals of neurology 2017;82(4):554-561

Mortality trends for multiple sclerosis patients in Sweden from 1968 to 2012
Burkill S, Montgomery S, Hajiebrahimi M, Hillert J, Olsson T, Bahmanyar S
Neurology 2017;89(6):555-562

Population-based incidence and clinical characteristics of idiopathic intracranial hypertension
Sundholm A, Burkill S, Sveinsson O, Piehl F, Bahmanyar S, Nilsson Remahl Aim
Acta neurologica Scandinavica 2017;136(5):427-433

Reply to "concussion may not cause multiple sclerosis"
Montgomery S, Hiyoshi A, Burkill S, Alfredsson L, Bahmanyar S, Olsson T
Annals of neurology 2017;82(4):652-653

Multiple sclerosis and risk of attempted and completed suicide - a cohort study
Brenner P, Burkill S, Jokinen J, Hillert J, Bahmanyar S, Montgomery S
European journal of neurology 2016;23(8):1329-36

Multiple sclerosis and risk of young-adult-onset Hodgkin lymphoma
Montgomery S, Hajiebrahimi M, Burkill S, Hillert J, Olsson T, Bahmanyar S
Neurology(R) neuroimmunology & neuroinflammation 2016;3(3):e227-

Using the Web to Collect Data on Sensitive Behaviours: A Study Looking at Mode Effects on the British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles
Burkill S, Copas A, Couper Mp, Clifton S, Prah P, Datta J, et al
PloS one 2016;11(2):e0147983-

Multiple sclerosis and risk of completed and attempted suicide - a national cohort study
Brenner P, Burkill S, Jokinen J, Moore A, Geissbuehler Y, Hillert J, et al
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS JOURNAL 2015;:23-24

Nonprobability Web Surveys to Measure Sexual Behaviors and Attitudes in the General Population: A Comparison With a Probability Sample Interview Survey
Erens B, Burkill S, Couper Mp, Conrad F, Clifton S, Tanton C, et al
JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH 2014;16(12):e276-

HOW WELL DO WEB PANEL SURVEYS MEASURE SENSITIVE BEHAVIOURS IN THE GENERAL POPULATION, AND CAN THEY BE IMPROVED? A COMPARISON WITH THE THIRD BRITISH NATIONAL SURVEY OF SEXUAL ATTITUDES & LIFESTYLES (NATSAL3)
Erens B, Burkill S, Copas A, Couper M, Conrad F, Tanton C
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS 2013;:A256-A256

How well do volunteer web panel surveys measure sensitive behaviours in the general population, and can they be improved? A comparison with the third British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes & Lifestyles (Natsal-3)
Erens B, Burkill S, Copas A, Couper M, Conrad F
LANCET 2013;:34-34

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