Dr Ben Cairns
Senior Statistical Epidemiologist
- Cancer Epidemiology 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.
Relationship of height to site-specific fracture risk in postmenopausal women
Armstrong ME. et al, (2016), Journal of Bone and Mineral Research
Variations in vascular mortality trends, 2001-2010, among 1.3 million women with different lifestyle risk factors for the disease.
Cairns BJ. et al, (2015), Eur J Prev Cardiol, 22, 1626 - 1634
Tea and coffee and risk of endometrial cancer: cohort study and meta-analysis.
Yang TO. et al, (2015), Am J Clin Nutr, 101, 570 - 578
Frequent physical activity may not reduce vascular disease risk as much as moderate activity: large prospective study of women in the United Kingdom.
Armstrong ME. et al, (2015), Circulation, 131, 721 - 729
Age at menarche and risks of coronary heart and other vascular diseases in a large UK cohort.
Canoy D. et al, (2015), Circulation, 131, 237 - 244