Kyla Thomas

Consultant Senior Lecturer in Public Health Medicine


Dr Kyla Thomas is a Consultant Senior Lecturer in Public Health Medicine at the University of Bristol and an NIHR Postdoctoral Fellow. She is also Clinical Director of the NIHR West of England Clinical Research Network. Her research interests are in pharmacoepidemiology (particularly around the safety of smoking cessation medicines and e-cigarettes), mental health and addiction. She is currently Chief Investigator on several NIHR HTA grants.

After obtaining her first degree at the University of the West Indies Dr Thomas won a Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship which allowed her to complete an MSc by Research Degree in Clinical Epidemiology and an MSc in Global Health Science with Distinction at the University of Oxford. She started the Public Health Clinical Academic Training Scheme in the Severn Deanery as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in August 2008 and was awarded a PhD with Commendation from the University of Bristol in March 2014.