Last updated: 09.10.2007



Svetozar Ivanov Mihaylov, MBChB, MPH, MSc HP&HE




11 Chester Street , Sandyford

Newcastle Upon Tyne , NE2 1AT

Tel: 0191 232 8918, Mobile: 07761423017

e-mail: S.I.Mihaylov@ncl.ac.uk

Nationality Bulgarian

Date of birth 23 March 1967




Professional & Research experience

  December 2001-present (August 2006 ): Appointed Research Associate promoted to Senior Research Associate, Centre for Health Services Research, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Current project: October 2002- August 2006: Stepped treatment of older adults on laxatives

Position: Trial manager

Previous projects: June 2001- September 2002 : Research associate

Title of project: Understanding the Impact of Physical, Social and Attitudinal Environment on the Participation of Children with Cerebral Palsy in North East England .

December 2001- May 2002: Research Associate

Title of project: Improving the effectiveness of removable partial dentures in primary dental care

 1996 –2000: Appointed Specialist promoted to Senior Expert in Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Bulgaria



  • Communicable disease surveillance and outbreak management at national level
  • Contribute to the co-ordination of the response and investigation and control of confirmed or suspected infectious disease incidents at national level
  • Liaise with microbiologists, environmental health officers, clinicians, veterinary experts and the media
  • Providing advice to regional communicable disease services, members of the public and others on immunization and infectious disease
  • Contribute to the development of national priorities, policies and guidance including legislation for the prevention and control of communicable disease
  • Contribute to audit of communicable disease control services throughout the country
  • International cooperation-WHO Programs of control and eradication of selected infectious diseases (Polio, Tuberculosis, EPI diseases)

 1995 – 1996: Regional Communicable Disease Control Epidemiologist, St. Zagora , Bulgaria


  • Communicable disease surveillance and outbreak management at regional level
  • Contribute to audit of communicable disease control and immunization services throughout the region
  • Control of the nosocomial infections and monitoring of the hygiene regime in hospitals.

  Education and training

 2000–2001: MSc Health Promotion and Health Education, University of Edinburgh

Modules include: Research Methods I & II, Intermediate Statistics, SPSS, Survey Measurement (Questionnaire Assessment), Health Promotion I&II, Health & Society I&II, Methods and Media in Health Education, Communication Skills


1998 – 1999: Master of Public Health, Hebrew University , Jerusalem , Israel

Modules Include: Principles and Uses of Epidemiology, Survey and Research Methods in Public Health, Statistical Inference in Public Health, Descriptive Statistic in Public Health, Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), Selected Topics in Epidemiology (Critical Appraisal), Introduction to Public Health, Organization of Medical Care (Health Management), Health Economics, etc.

 1987 –1993: MBChB, Stara Zagora Medical School , Bulgaria

Two years preclinical studies

Three years clinical studies

One year State Exams and working in the University Hospital



2003- Introduction to NVIVO-Sage Publications, London , UK

1997 -Health Economics and Health Management Course- Granada School of Public Health, Spain

1996 - 1997- Health Policy and Health Economics Course - Phare Project No. BG 9301/02/ 02, Bulgaria

1996 - WHO Training Course for National and District Level Tuberculosis Programme Managers, Warsaw , Poland

1996 - iutld, International Course on Research Methods for Promotion of Lung Health, Istanbul , Turkey

1999 -Healthy Plan It, Management Planning- Sustainable Management Development Program , Public Health Office CDCP, Atlanta U.S.& Hebrew University, Hadassah, Israel, Jerusalem, Israel


Transferable Skills:

Language proficiency -Bulgarian, English (fluent), Russian (fluent) French (fair)

Analytical ability - my success in my work so far is closely linked to a high degree of problem orientation, attention to detail and the ability to think laterally and develop innovative solutions to complex problems.

Computer literate - over the past decade I have developed extensive experience of word processing (mainly MSWord), spreadsheets (mainly MSExcel), databases (mainly MSAccess), statistical software (mainly S.P.S.S.), NUD*IST Vivo(NVivo) for qualitative research, epidemiology programs (mainly Epi Info) as well as presentation applications (mainly Powerpoint).


Presentation skills - as one of the team responsible for communicable disease control in the Bulgarian MoH I am used to talking to a variety of audiences ranging from the general public to medical professionals. I have given a number of interviews on the epidemiological situation in the country to national newspapers, radio programs including several prime time appearances on the national TV. I have attended and gave presentations at several international conferences.

 Full driving license since 1990. No endorsements



S. Popova, P. Kamenova, T.Kantardzhiev, S. Todorov, I. Tomova, R.Arsova

S. Mihaylov, T. Kamenova,“Nosocomial Infections in Bulgaria during the Period 1994-1996”

National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Disease Journal, vol. 2 and 3 , 02/1999



81st General Session of the International Association for Dental Research ( June 25-28, 2003 )

Exploring Attitudes and Barriers to Removable Partial Denture Use

S.I. MIHAYLOV , University of Newcastle upon Tyne , United Kingdom , N.J. JEPSON, University of Newcastle , Newcastle upon Tyne , United Kingdom , S. BOND, University of Newcastle upon Tyne , United Kingdom , and P.F. ALLEN, University Dental School and Hospital Cork , Ireland

Eight conference and Annual Meeting of the THE NORTH OF ENGLAND COLABORATIVE CEREBRAL PALSY SURVEY March 21, 2003

Barriers to children’s participation-Qualitative exploration with parents

S.I. MIHAYLOV , Centre for Health Services Research, University of Newcastle upon Tyne , United Kingdom

Brenda Welsh, Department of Child Health, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

WHO conference on Viral Hepatitis, Warsaw , Poland.1999



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