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Population and global health research generates evidence that reliably answers important questions about human health.

A strong and distinctive focus of population and global health research in Oxford is to generate reliable evidence on the burden and determinants of the major causes of disability and premature death. Research conducted in the Nuffield Department of Population Health aims to reduce premature death and disability from human disease. The DPhil in Population Health will equip students with the core knowledge and skills to generate and disseminate reliable evidence to improve health outcomes, and to work in a multi-disciplinary environment that includes epidemiology, statistics, health economics and ethics. DPhil research opportunities include projects associated with large prospective cohorts, large randomised trials, systematic reviews and meta-analysis with individual patient data, genetic epidemiology, perinatal epidemiology, prevention of non-communicable diseases, health services research, ethics and other topics related to population health.

The Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences’ primary research focus is on the prevention, early diagnosis and management of common illness in general practice in both a local and global setting. Research topics encompass the broad range of issues that you might expect to consult your GP about and cross over into the areas of population and global health; including behavioural medicine, cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, childhood illness, infection, international health, and health experience.

The George Institute for Global Health also works with the mission to improve the health of millions of people worldwide. The George Institute undertakes several large-scale population based studies to investigate a range of healthcare issues including cardiovascular conditions, childhood cancer, women’s health. Through interdisciplinary research ranging from clinical medicine, epidemiology, computer science and engineering, innovative and practical solutions to major healthcare challenges are sought.

Supervisors in Population, Global, and Public Health


Fiona Alderdice

Senior Social Scientist, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit

M Sanni Ali

Senior Researcher in Pharmacoepidemiologic Methods

Naomi Allen

Professor in Epidemiology

Abtin Alvand

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery and Consultant Knee ...

Nigel Arden

Professor in Rheumatic Diseases

Jane Armitage

Professor of Clinical Trials and Epidemiology, and Honorary Consultant in ...

Jeffrey K Aronson

Consultant Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist

Clare Bankhead

Associate Professor

Isobel Barnes

Medical Statistician

David Beard

Professor of Musculoskeletal and Surgical Science

Derrick Bennett

Senior Statistician

Valerie Beral

Professor of Epidemiology and Co-Director, CEU

Roger Blanks

Senior Epidemiologist

Lucy Bowes

Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology

Louise Bowman

Professor of Medicine & Clinical Trials, and Honorary Consultant Physician ...

Fiona Bragg

Clinical Research Fellow

Angela Brueggemann

Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

James Buchanan

Senior Researcher

Richard Bulbulia

Research Fellow, Clinical Trial Service Unit, University of Oxford

Ben Cairns

Senior Statistical Epidemiologist; University Research Lecturer

Dexter Canoy

Clinical Epidemiologist

Andrew Carr

Head of Department

Claire Carson

University Research Lecturer and Senior Researcher in Epidemiology

Jennifer Carter

Senior Teaching and Research Fellow, CTSU

Zhengming Chen

Professor of Epidemiology and Director of China Programmes

Yiping Chen

MRC Study Coordinator and Senior Investigator Scientist

Robert Clarke

Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine

Rory Collins

Head of Nuffield Department of Population Health and BHF Professor of Medicine ...

Gary Collins

Interim Director of CSM and Professor of Medical Statistics

Jonathan Cook

Associate Professor

Cyrus Cooper

Professor of Musculoskeletal Science, University of Oxford

Matthew Costa

Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery

David Cutter

Clinical Research Fellow (CTSU) and Consultant Clinical Oncologist (Oxford ...

Helen Dakin

Senior Researcher

Sarah Darby

Professor of Medical Statistics

Antonella Delmestri

Senior Health Data Scientist

Huaidong Du

Senior Research Fellow

Michael Dunn

Departmental Lecturer in Health and Social Care Ethics

Terry Dwyer

Professor of Epidemiology, The George Institute UK

Jonathan Emberson

Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology

David Eyre

Robertson Fellow and Infectious Diseases Clinician

Thomas Fanshawe

Senior Medical Statistician

Ray Fitzpatrick

Professor of Public Health and Primary Care

Sarah Floud

Senior Epidemiologist

Dominic Furniss

University Research Lecturer - Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowship

John Gallacher

Director, Dementias Platform UK; Professor of Cognitive Health

Siôn Glyn-Jones

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Alastair Gray

Professor of Health Economics & Director, HERC

Jane Green

Professor of Epidemiology

Trish Greenhalgh

Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences

Xavier Griffin

Associate Professor of Trauma Surgery

Alison Halliday

Professor of Vascular Surgery

Nina Hallowell

Associate Professor, Nuffield Department of Population Health

Richard Haynes

Professor of Renal Medicine and Clinical Trials

Verena Heise

NDPH Intermediate Fellow

Carl Heneghan

Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine

Will Herrington

MRC-Kidney Research UK Professor David Kerr Clinician Scientist

Michael Hill

Laboratory Scientific Director

Chris Hinds

Senior Research Fellow

Lisa Hinton

Director for Applied Research, Health Experiences Research Group

Julia Hippisley-Cox

Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and General Practice

Jane Hirst

Senior Fellow in Perinatal Health

Richard Hobbs

Head of Department

Michael Holmes

Associate Professor

Tim Holt

Senior Clinical Research Fellow

Jemma Hopewell

Associate Professor & Senior Scientist in Genetic Epidemiology and Clinical ...

Ruth Horn

University Research Lecturer

Kassim Javaid

Associate Professor

Crispin Jenkinson

Professor of Health Services Research and Director, HSRU

Andrew Judge

Honorary Departmental Professor

Ed Juszczak

Associate Professor - Director, NPEU Clinical Trials Unit

Christiana Kartsonaki

Senior Statistician, CTSU

David Keene

NIHR Postdoctoral Research Fellow; NDORMS Research Fellow in Trauma ...

Maureen Kelley

Professor of Bioethics

Dominic Kelly

BRC Consultant in Paediatrics and Vaccinology.

Stephen Kennedy

Head of Department, Professor of Reproductive Medicine & Co-Director of the ...

Angeliki Kerasidou

Senior Researcher

Tim Key

Professor of Epidemiology & Deputy Director, CEU

Patricia Kingori

Associate Professor in Global Health Ethics

Marian Knight

Professor of Maternal and Child Population Health

Augustine Kong

Senior Group Leader in Genomic Epidemiology

Jenny Kurinczuk

Professor of Perinatal Epidemiology & Director, NPEU

Ben Lacey

Senior Clinical Research Fellow

Hubert Lam

Associate Professor; Associate Course Director, MSc in Global Health Science ...

Sarah Lamb

OCTRU Co-Director

Chris Lavy

Professor of Orthopaedic and Tropical Surgery and Consultant Orthopaedic and ...

Michael Lay

Head of Project Information Science

José Leal

University Research Lecturer

Sarah Lewington

Professor of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Director of Graduate Studies ...

Louise Linsell

Lead Medical Statistician

Victoria Bajo Lorenzana

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Raashid Luqmani

Professor of Rheumatology

Simon de Lusignan

Professor of Primary Care and Clinical Informatics

Marion Mafham

Clinical Research Fellow, CTSU

Sofia Massa

Senior Statistician

Emily McFadden

Senior Statistical Epidemiologist

Paul McGale

Medical Statistician

Richard McManus

Professor of Primary Care

Stephen Mellon

NDORMS Research Fellow

Borislava Mihaylova

Associate Professor

Iona Millwood

Senior Epidemiologist; University Research Lecturer

David Morley

Senior Research Scientist

David Murray

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Manisha Nair

Senior Epidemiologist and MRC Career Development Fellow

Julia Newton

Consultant Rheumatologist

Thomas Nichols

Professor of Neuroimaging Statistics, Nuffield Department of Population Health

Robyn Norton

Acting Executive Director, The George Institute, UK.

Jason Oke

Senior Statistician

Antony Palmer

NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer

Hongchao Pan

Senior Research Fellow, CTSU

Jaideep Pandit

Consultant Anaesthetist

Sarah Parish

Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology

Michael Parker

Director of the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, and the Ethox Centre

Max Parkin

Nirmala Perera

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Sport and Osteoarthritis

Rafael Perera

Director Medical Statistics

Dan Perry

Associate Professor, Orthopaedics & Trauma Surgery

Michele Peters

Associate Professor

Stavros Petrou

Academic Research Lead in Health Economics

Catherine Pope

Professor of Medical Sociology

John Powell

Senior Clinical Researcher

David Preiss

Associate Professor

Andrew Price

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Daniel Prieto-Alhambra

Professor of Pharmaco- and Device Epidemiology

Oliver Pybus

Professor of Evolution & Infectious Disease

Aurora Pérez-Cornago

Senior Nutritional Epidemiologist

Maria Quigley

Professor of Statistical Epidemiology

Kamal R. Mahtani

GP & Clinical Scientist

Kazem Rahimi

Deputy Director, The George Institute UK

Mike Rayner

Professor of Population Health and Director of the Centre on Population ...

Jonathan Rees

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Science

Gill Reeves

Professor of Statistical Epidemiology and Director, CEU

Christina Reith

Senior Clinical Research Fellow

Duncan Richards

Climax Professor of Clinical Therapeutics and Director of OCTRU

Oliver Rivero-Arias

Associate Professor of Health Economics

Rachel Rowe

University Research Lecturer and Senior Health Services Researcher

Paul Salkovskis

Director

Peter Scarborough

Associate Professor and University Research Lecturer

Iryna Schlackow

Senior Researcher

Michael Maia Schlussel

Senior Medical Statistician

Mark Sheehan

Oxford Biomedical Research Centre Ethics Fellow

James Sheppard

University Research Lecturer

Adrian Smith

Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Studies and Honorary Consultant in ...

Natalie Staplin

MRC PHRU Senior Statistician

Siân Sweetland

Senior Statistical Epidemiologist

Carolyn Taylor

Associate Professor, Clinical Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant Oncologist

Ruth Travis

Associate Professor and Senior Molecular Epidemiologist

Manu Vatish

Chief Investigator of INGR1D Study & Senior Clinical Fellow in Obstetrics

Rafael Pinedo Villanueva

University Research Lecturer

José Villar

Professor of Perinatal Medicine & Co-Director of the Oxford Maternal and ...

Mara Violato

Senior Researcher in Health Economics; University Research Lecturer

Robin Walters

MRC PHRU Senior Scientist

Kay Wang

NIHR Postdoctoral Fellow

Jane Wolstenholme

Senior Health Economist, HERC

Mark Woodward

Professor of Statistics and Epidemiology

Sarah Wordsworth

Professor of Health Economics

Lucy Wright

Senior Epidemiologist, Unit of Health Care Epidemiology

Ling Yang

Senior Epidemiologist; University Research Lecturer

Owen Yang

Epidemiologist

Alan Young

Director of Information Science

Sue Ziebland

Professor of Medical Sociology and Director of HERG

Krina Zondervan

Professor of Reproductive & Genomic Epidemiology, Co-Director Endometriosis ...