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Sarah Lewington

BSc, MSc, DPhil

Professor of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Director of Graduate Studies (Taught courses)

  • Leader, Global Population Studies Group
  • Research Fellow, Green Templeton College

Sarah Lewington is an epidemiologist and statistician. She graduated in Mathematics and Statistics from Leicester University in 1988 and spent 5 years working as a medical statistician in the pharmaceutical industry before returning to university to study for an MSc in Applied Statistics at Southampton University. She came to Oxford University to co-ordinate the Prospective Studies Collaboration in 1995 and gained her DPhil in Epidemiology in 1999.

Sarah's main research interest is in major risk factors for premature adult mortality (particularly tobacco, alcohol, blood pressure and obesity) in low- and middle- income countries. She is the Oxford-based lead for studies conducted in Russia, Cuba and India, and leads a team of epidemiologists, statisticians and statistical programmers that form the CTSU’s Global Population Studies Group. 

Sarah is also Scientific Director for the MSc in Global Health Science and Epidemiology, with responsibility for the planning, development, delivery and management of all aspects of the MSc degree course.

In 2016, Sarah was elected as a Research Fellow at Green Templeton College.