Professor Tim Key
BVM&S, MSc, DPhil
Professor of Epidemiology & Deputy Director, CEU
- Cancer Epidemiology Unit
- MSc in Global Health Science module 9 lead: Nutritional Epidemiology
Tim Key has worked as a cancer epidemiologist at the University of Oxford since 1985. His main interests are the roles of diet and hormones in the aetiology of cancer, particularly cancers of the breast, prostate and colon, and the health status of vegetarians and vegans. He currently works mostly on the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC), as the principal investigator of the Oxford cohort of 60,000 subjects, including 30,000 people who don’t eat meat. He is also chairman of the EPIC prostate cancer group and co-ordinates the Endogenous Hormones and Breast Cancer Collaborative Group.
Associations of circulating insulin-like growth factor-I with intake of dietary proteins and other macronutrients
Watling C. et al, (2021), Clinical Nutrition
Meat consumption and risk of 25 common conditions: outcome-wide analyses in 475,000 men and women in the UK Biobank study.
Papier K. et al, (2021), BMC Med, 19
NMR metabolite profiles in male meat-eaters, fish-eaters, vegetarians and vegans, and comparison with MS metabolite profiles
SCHMIDT J. et al, (2021), Metabolites
Urinary Melatonin in Relation to Breast Cancer Risk: Nested Case-Control Analysis in the DOM Study and Meta-analysis of Prospective Studies.
Wong ATY. et al, (2021), Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 30, 97 - 103
Meat intake and cancer risk: prospective analyses in UK Biobank.
Knuppel A. et al, (2020), Int J Epidemiol, 49, 1540 - 1552