Our Section investigates how diseases occur in different groups of people, at different rates, in different ways and with different outcomes. We specialise in population data, genetic epidemiology and developing new statistical/epidemiological methods. Our research areas include: colorectal cancer; melanoma; testicular cancer; musculoskeletal disease; cardiovascular disease, and methodology based on large numbers of genetic variants and/or the interaction of genes and environment.
Our approach is to bring together biologists, clinicians, epidemiologists, biostatisticians and statisticians to develop, conduct and interpret these studies. To enhance our research we collaborate with researchers across the UK and the wider world. Sharing data can often be in the best interests of the patients and their families from whom these data are derived.