Dr Kristina Routh MBChB, MPH, FFPH

Clinical Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Contact details

90 Vincent Drive
NIHR Horizon Scanning Centre
Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
School of Health and Population Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


Kristina Routh is a Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine. Her current role is as MedTech Medical Advisor to the NIHR Horizon Scanning Centre.

She also co-ordinates the Public Health Expert input to the Graduate Entry Course for Medicine


  • Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health 2010
  • Member of the Faculty of Public Health 2007
  • Master of Public Health 2006
  • MBChB 1985


Kristina Routh qualified as a medical doctor (MBChB) in the University of Bristol in 1985. She went on to pursue a career in Medical Microbiology in the West Midlands before taking an extended career break for domestic reasons. During this time she worked as a freelance medical writer.

In 2004 Kristina entered the Specialty of Public Health as a Senior House Officer, being appointed as a Specialist Registrar later that year. She achieved the MPH in 2006 and the Membership of the Faculty of Public Health by examination in 2007. She became a Fellow of the Faculty after being awarded her CCT in 2010.

Kristina has gained experience in a variety of places within the West Midlands during her Public Health training including Birmingham East & North and South Staffordshire Primary Care Trusts, the Regional Department of Health, the West Midlands Specialised Commissioning Team and the University of Birmingham (Health Technology Appraisal).

Following her appointment in September 2010 to the post of Clinical Senior Lecturer Kristina now has the role of providing clinical advice into the Horizon Scanning of medical devices and diagnostics tests, as well as the development of a new style of disease-specific review. 

Kristina is responsible for the oversight of expert Public Health input into the Graduate Entry Course for medical undergraduates, and continues to undertake teaching at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional levels in Public Health and Epidemiology




Evidence Based Health Care

Health Services Research


Malottki K, Barton P, Tsourapas A, Uthman AO, Liu Z, Routh K, Connock M, Jobanputra P, Moore D, Fry-Smith A, Chen Y-F. Adalimumab, etanercept, infliximab, rituximab and abatacept for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis after the failure of a TNF inhibitor: a systematic review and economic evaluation. Health Technology Assessment. In press.

Key Health Data: Stroke in the West Midlands. Croft S, Routh K and Carter H. 2007/8. Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham

J. N. Rao, K. Routh, J. Denley (2006) Measuring the prevalence of childhood obesity: a minimalist approach may be the best option. Child: Care, Health and Development 32 (2), 247–252.

Routh, J. N. Rao, J. Denley (2006) A simple, and potentially low-cost method for measuring the prevalence of childhood obesity. Child: Care, Health and Development 32 (2), 239–246.

Lovering AM, White LO, Lewis DA, MacGowan AP, Routh KR, Pickin DM, Reeves DS. Pharmacokinetics of FCE 22101 in man following different modes of administration. J Antimicrob Chemother. 1989 Mar;23 Suppl C:179-95.K.

Marshall RJ, Routh KR and MacGowan AP. Corynebacterium CDC group 2 bacteraemia. J. Clin. Pathol. 1987 Jul: 40 (7): 813-4 (Letter to the editor)

Books for teenagers/young adults:

Routh,K. (2004), Need to Know: Down’s Syndrome. London: Heinemann

Routh,K. (2004), Need to Know: Meningitis. London: Heinemann

Routh,K. (2004), Need to Know: Tuberculosis. London: Heinemann

Routh,K. (2005), Need to Know: Epilepsy. London: Heinemann

Routh,K. (2005), Medicine: Technology all around us. London: Watts

Routh, K. (2005), AIDS. London: Watt

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