Dr. Ali Khashan

Dr. Ali Khashan
Associate Investigator

Ali Khashan is a Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology at the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork. He leads the Epidemiology thematic area in the INFANT Centre.

Research Interests

The Epidemiology thematic integrates research on determinants of maternal and neonatal adverse pregnancy outcomes and the impact of foetal and early life environment on short and long term health of the child.

Ali has more than 10 years research experience in Perinatal and Psychiatric Epidemiology with specific expertise in interrogation of complex and large population-based datasets and advanced statistical methods. He has a global network of collaborations in the UK, Denmark Sweden, USA and New Zealand.

Ali's team has produced a series of original an highly cited research papers in high impact journals including PLoS Medicine, JAMA Psychiatry and the International Journal of Epidemiology, which collectively explore in detail causal associations between perinatal risk factors, such as in-utero exposure to stress, alcohol and Caesarean section and later child and adult morbidity. In addition his team have produced comprehensive and contemporary meta-analyses on these topics which have provided the most up-to-date evidence base to inform clinical practice. Ali is a Co-Applicant on the STRIDER, an HRB funded RCT, and a collaborator on the HRB Ireland Perinatal Clinical Trials Network and the HRB SPHeRE Programme.

Current role in Infant: Senior lecturer.

Career Profile

  • 2014-present: Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology, UCC
  • 2008: PhD in Perinatal and Psychiatric Epidemiology (University of Manchester)
  • 2004: MSc in Medical Statistics (University and Leicester)
  • 2003: BSc (Honors) in Mathematical Sciences (University of Wolverhampton)