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.
The role of health-related behavioural factors in accounting for inequalities in coronary heart disease risk by education and area deprivation: prospective study of 1.2 million UK women
Floud SK. et al, (2016), BMC Medicine
The effects of age, adiposity, and physical activity on the risk of 7 site-specific fractures in postmenopausal women
Lacombe J. et al, (2016), Journal of Bone and Mineral Research
Body size in early life and risk of lymphoid malignancies and histological subtypes in adulthood.
Yang TO. et al, (2016), Int J Cancer, 139, 42 - 49
Relationship of height to site-specific fracture risk in postmenopausal women
Armstrong ME. et al, (2016), Journal of Bone and Mineral Research
The modern epidemiology of heart valve disease.
Coffey S. et al, (2016), Heart, 102, 75 - 85