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Dr Ben Cairns

Dr Ben Cairns

Ben Cairns


Senior Statistical Epidemiologist; University Research Lecturer

  • MRC Population Health Research Unit

Dr Cairns trained in mathematics and statistics at the University of Queensland, Australia, and is now a senior statistical epidemiologist in the Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health.

 He works mainly on the Million Women Study cohort, conducting research into the epidemiology of chronic diseases, and currently holds a fellowship from the British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence, Oxford, for research into the epidemiology of aortic stenosis and other vascular diseases.  In addition to teaching on the MSc in Global Health, Dr Cairns also teaches medical statistics to undergraduate medical students during their pre-clinical course.