BSc, MSc, PhD
I joined the Translational Epidemiology Unit (TEU) in 2021 to work as a senior epidemiologist. My main area of interest is investigating risk factors for dementia, with a particular focus on research that produces translatable findings with a public health benefit. This includes identifying modifiable factors that can be potentially targeted for dementia prevention.
I am also involved in research which addresses similar questions for non-dementia outcomes, in particular cancer, cardiovascular disease and other common chronic diseases.
I primarily use the UK Biobank dataset, a population-based cohort of half a million participants with a diversity of phenotypic and genetic data measured. I am also interested in using other cohorts to either replicate or complement analyses conducted using UK Biobank.
I am a module lead for the Principles of Epidemiology module as part of the MSc in Global Health Science and Epidemiology.
Before joining the TEU, I worked as an epidemiologist for the Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH)-based UK Biobank scientific team between 2014-2021. Prior to joining NDPH, I completed a PhD at the University of Exeter on hormonal risk factors for late-onset dementia.
Multimorbidity and risk of incident dementia: role of disease clusters and genetic risk for dementia in a cohort of 206,960 participants
LITTLEJOHNS T. et al, (2022), JAMA Network Open
Assessing agreement between different polygenic risk scores in the UK Biobank.
Clifton L. et al, (2022), Sci Rep, 12
Cardiometabolic multimorbidity, genetic risk, and dementia: a prospective cohort study.
Tai XY. et al, (2022), The Lancet. Healthy longevity, 3, e428 - e436
Hypertension, a dementia polygenic risk score, APOE genotype, and incident dementia.
Littlejohns TJ. et al, (2022), Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association
Identification of host-pathogen-disease relationships using a scalable Multiplex Serology platform in UK Biobank
MENTZER A. et al, (2022), Nature Communications