Dr Miranda Armstrong
MPhil (Cantab), PhD, AFHEA
Physical Activity Epidemiologist
- Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Miranda joined the Cancer Epidemiology Unit in August of 2008. She holds a PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and has a background in exercise science, computational biology, and computer science. She teaches on both the MSc in Global Health Science and the MSc in Medical Anthropology courses.
Her research is focused mainly on the Million Women Study cohort, considering the associations between physical activity and various health outcomes in women. She also has external collaborations with researchers based in Africa in which she researches childhood physical fitness, physical activity and nutritional status.
Relationships between different nutritional anthropometric statuses and health-related fitness of South African primary school children
Armstrong ME. et al, (2016), Annals of Human Biology
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
Relationship of height to site-specific fracture risk in postmenopausal women
Armstrong ME. et al, (2016), Journal of Bone and Mineral Research
Relationship of adiposity and cardiorespiratory fitness with resting blood pressure of South African adolescents: the PAHL Study
Awotidebe A. et al, (2016), Journal of Human Hypertension, 30, 245 - 251
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