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Principal investigators in theme:

Name: Dr  Jean Adams
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: Jean.Adams@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Evaluation of population interventions in dietary public health
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/people/jean-adams/
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Amy Ahern
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: Amy.Ahern@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Prevention of Diabetes and Related Metabolic Disorders
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/people/amy-ahern/
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Antonis Antoniou
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: aca20@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cancer genetic epidemiology, cancer risk modelling, genetic epidemiology of BRCA1, BRCA2 and other cancer susceptibility genes
Website: http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/centre-for-cancer-genetic-epidemiology-...
Themes: Cancer, Epidemiology and Public Health, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Jessica Barrett
Department: MRC Biostatistics Unit
Email: jessica.barrett@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Multiple outcome modelling
Website: https://www.mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk/people/in-alphabetical-order/a-to-g/jessic...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr John Benson
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: jab62@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Medical education
Website: http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/pcu-group/pcu-senior-academic-staff/joh...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Leonardo Bottolo
Department: Department of Medical Genetics
Email: lb664@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Computational methods for single-cell RNA-sequencing (scRNA-seq) and single-cell Assay for Transposase-Accessible Chromatin with high-throughput sequencing (scATAC-seq)
Website: https://medgen.medschl.cam.ac.uk/dr-leonardo-bottolo/
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Soren Brage
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: soren.brage@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Physical activity epidemiology
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/research/research-areas/physical-activity
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Carol Brayne
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: carol.brayne@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Public Health
Website: http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/phab/phab-senior-academic-staff/profess...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Stefanie Buckner
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: sb959@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Healthy ageing, dementia, health inequalities, social value of age-friendly interventions
Website: NO WEBSITE
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Stephen Burgess
Department: MRC Biostatistics Unit
Email: sb452@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Genetics and causality
Website: https://www.mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk/people/in-alphabetical-order/a-to-g/stephe...
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Adam Butterworth
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: asb38@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Genetic epidemiology of cardiovascular disease; cardiovascular disease epidemiology
Website: http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/ceu-group/ceu-senior-academic-staff/ada...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Andrew Conlan
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: ajkc2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Epidemiology and mathematical modelling
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/ajkc2@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Isidro Cortes-Ciriano
Department: European Bioinformatics Institute
Email: icortes@ebi.ac.uk
Topic: Cancer Genomics
Website: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/research/cortes-ciriano
Themes: Cancer, Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Epidemiology and Public Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Nik Cunniffe
Department: Department of Plant Sciences
Email: njc1001@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Theoretical and computational epidemiology
Website: http://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/nikcunniffe
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Epidemiology and Public Health, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor John Danesh
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: johndaneshpa@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular and genetic epidemiology of coronary heart disease
Website: http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/ceu-group/ceu-senior-academic-staff/pro...
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Prof Daniela De Angelis
Department: MRC Biostatistics Unit
Email: daniela.deangelis@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Evidence synthesis to inform health
Website: https://www.mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk/people/in-alphabetical-order/a-to-g/daniel...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Infection and Immunity
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Emanuele Di Angelantonio
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: ed303@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Prevention of cardiovascular disease; cardiovascular disease epidemiology. Global Health. Risk Prediction.
Website: http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/ceu-group/ceu-senior-academic-staff/ema...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Alison Dunning
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: amd24@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: High-throughput laboratory processes for genetic epidemiology and fine-scale mapping of genetic loci
Website: http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/centre-for-cancer-genetic-epidemiology-...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Robbie Duschinsky
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: rd522@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Children families and theories of human behaviour integrating approaches from psychology sociology history and philosophy
Website: http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/pcu-group/pcu-senior-academic-staff/rob...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Douglas Easton
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care (Department of Oncology)
Email: dfe20@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Genetic epidemiology (especially cancer) and statistical genetics
Website: http://www.srl.cam.ac.uk/genepi/index.html
Themes: Cancer, Epidemiology and Public Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Tim Eisen
Department: Department of Oncology
Email: tgqe2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Clinical and translational research management of Renal Cancer Lung Cancer and Pre-malignant Lung Disease
Website: http://www.oncology.cam.ac.uk/research/groupleaders/eisen.html
Themes: Cancer, Epidemiology and Public Health
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Tamsin Ford
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: tjf52@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Interventional epidemiology - children and young people's mental health
Website: https://dev.psychiatry.cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Nita Forouhi
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: nita.forouhi@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Nutritional Epidemiology in relation to diabetes and obesity
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/research/research-areas/nutrition
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Moritz Gerstung
Department: European Bioinformatics Institute
Email: moritz.gerstung@ebi.ac.uk
Topic: Cancer
Website: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/research/gerstung
Themes: Cancer, Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Epidemiology and Public Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Chris Gilligan
Department: Department of Plant Sciences
Email: cag1@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Epidemiology and modelling
Website: http://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/chrisgilligan
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Simon Griffin
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: simon.Griffin@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Prevention of Diabetes and Related Metabolic Disorders in High Risk Groups
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/research/research-areas/prevention-high-ri...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Professor Melissa Hines
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: mh504@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Hormonal influences on human neural and behavioral development across the lifespan
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/mh504@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Women's Health
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Claire Hughes
Department: Department of Psychology (Centre for Family Research)
Email: ch288@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Developmental change from age 2 to age 6 and familial predictors
Website: http://www.cfr.cam.ac.uk/directory/ClaireHughes
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Zamin Iqbal
Department: European Bioinformatics Institute
Email: zi@ebi.ac.uk
Topic: Algorithms for analysing genomes and populations antibiotic resistance DNA search indexes  TB point of care diagnostics global surveillance of pathogens
Website: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/research/iqbal
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Peter Jones
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: pbj21@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Epidemiology etiology and developmental dimensions of psychiatric disorders; schizophrenia and the psychoses
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?pbj21
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Epidemiology and Public Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Stephen Kapoge
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: skk22@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Applied statistical methods particularly in relation to chronic disease epidemiology
Website: http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/ceu-group/ceu-senior-research-staff/ste...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Paul Kirk
Department: MRC Biostatistics Unit
Email: paul.kirk@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Clustering methods for biomarker data
Website: https://www.mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk/people/in-alphabetical-order/h-to-m/paul-k...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Louise Lafortune
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: ll394@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cognitive decline and dementia frailty healthy ageing health technology assessment
Website: http://www.iph.cam.ac.uk/nihr-sphr/about/team/dr-louise-lafortune/
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Claudia Langenberg
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: claudia.langenberg@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Epidemiology of diabetes and cardiovascular complications
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/research/research-areas/aetiology-of-diabetes
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Jonathan Mant
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: jm677@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease particularly stroke in primary care settings
Website: http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/pcu-group/pcu-senior-academic-staff/jon...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Ken Ong
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit / Department of Paediatrics
Email: ken.ong@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Childhood obesity, growth and development, and relationships to adult metabolic disease
Website: https://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/people/ken-ong/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Epidemiology and Public Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr  Jenna  Panter
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: jenna.panter@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Physical Activity and Public Health
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/people/jenna-panter/
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Dirk  Paul
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: dsp35@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Human genomics. Identifying and validating causal pathways in cardiovascular diseases and related disorders
Website: http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/ceu-group/ceu-senior-academic-staff/dr-...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor John  Perry
Department: Institute of Metabolic Science
Email: john.perry@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Using human genetic approaches to understand biological mechanisms influencing reproductive ageing and metabolic health
Website: https://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/people/john-perry/
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Epidemiology and Public Health, Molecules and Cells, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Clive Petry
Department: Department of Paediatrics
Email: cjp1002@cam.ac.uk
Topic: The link between altered fetal growth and the future development of diseases
Website: http://paediatrics.medschl.cam.ac.uk/about-us/people/senior-academic-sta...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Olivier Restif
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: or226@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mathematical models for infectious disease dynamics
Website: https://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/or226@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Prof Sylvia Richardson
Department: MRC Biostatistics Unit
Email: sylvia.richardson@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Statistical Genomics and High Dimensional Data
Website: https://www.mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk/people/in-alphabetical-order/n-to-s/sylvia...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Henrik Salje
Department: Department of Genetics
Email: hs743@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Infectious disease dynamics
Website: https://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Epidemiology and Public Health, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Derek Smith
Department: Department of Zoology
Email: d.smith@zoo.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Evolution of pathogens
Website: https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/derek-smith
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Stephen Sutton
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: srs34@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Risk communication and health behaviour change
Website: http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/pcu-group/pcu-senior-academic-staff/ste...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Nicholas Thomson
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: nrt@sanger.ac.uk
Topic: Bacterial genomics and evolution
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/thomson-group
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Epidemiology and Public Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Brian Tom
Department: MRC Biostatistics Unit
Email: brian.tom@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Statistics for stratified medicine
Website: https://www.mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk/people/in-alphabetical-order/t-to-z/brian-...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Estee Torok
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: et317@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Clinical / microbial genomics studies in antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections
Website: http://www.med.cam.ac.uk/torok/
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  Caroline Trotter
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: clt56@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases and the impact of immunisation
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/clt56@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Nigel Unwin
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: nigel.unwin@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Global Public Health Research
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/people/nigel-unwin/
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Esther van Sluijs
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: esther.vansluijs@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Behavioural Epidemiology and Interventins in Young People
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/research/research-areas/behavioural-epidem...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Nicholas Wareham
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: nick.wareham@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Aetiology and Mechanisms of Diabetes and Related Metabolic Disorders of Later Life
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/research/research-areas/aetiology-of-diabe...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Martin White
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: Martin.White@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Diet, nutrition, food systems and population health
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/people/martin-white/
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Angela Wood
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: amw79@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Biostatistics
Website: http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/ceu-group/ceu-senior-academic-staff/ang...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor James Woodcock
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: jw745@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Built environment, transport, and health
Website: https://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/people/james-woodcock/
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome

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