Dr Sarah Floud
BSc MSc PhD
- Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Sarah Floud is a Senior Epidemiologist in the Cancer Epidemiology Unit and Co-Principal Investigator of the Million Women Study. Since 2016 she has been responsible for work on risk factors for dementia in the Million Women Study. She has a background in social science, having studied at the London School of Economics and worked in social research. She has a PhD in epidemiology from Imperial College London.
Sarah’s role at the Cancer Epidemiology Unit involves conducting epidemiological research into risk factors for dementia, cancer and heart disease. Her work has mainly focused on social risk factors such as marital status, socio-economic status, social activities and social isolation, but also other lifestyle factors such as physical activity and body mass index. She is responsible for writing the re-survey questionnaires. She is a lecturer and module lead on the MSc in Global Health Science, where she lectures on social epidemiology and dementia epidemiology, and co-leads the module ‘Introduction to Global Health Science’.
Total sleep duration and daytime napping in relation to dementia detection risk: results from the Million Women Study
FLOUD S. et al, (2023), Alzheimer's and Dementia
Response to Moskowitz and Birnbaum, Taylor, Baldwin et al.
Schüz J. et al, (2022), J Natl Cancer Inst
Cellular Telephone Use and the Risk of Brain Tumors: Update of the UK Million Women Study.
Schüz J. et al, (2022), J Natl Cancer Inst, 114, 704 - 711
Body size in early life and the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer.
Yang TO. et al, (2022), BMC Cancer, 22
Ovarian cancer survival by stage, histotype, and pre-diagnostic lifestyle factors, in the prospective UK Million Women Study.
Gaitskell K. et al, (2021), Cancer Epidemiol, 76