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Prof Janet Cade

Janet is the head of the Nutritional Epidemiology Group at the University of Leeds. She has been involved with the UK Women’s Cohort since the beginning and has contributed to most of the research that has been completed on the cohort.

Dr Victoria Burley

Victoria was Associate Professor in Nutritional Epidemiology at the University of Leeds and has been involved with the UK Women’s Cohort since 1999. Victoria has conducted research using the cohort with particular interest on how fibre influences health and which factors lead to weight gain in women.

Dr Darren Greenwood

Darren has been involved with many research studies using the cohort, often in the role of statistician, but also leading on research. Darren’s continued input ensures robust statistical methods are employed in all cohort research.

Dr Nisreen Alwan

Nisreen is a public health doctor and researcher interested in the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease area, investigating associations between maternal nutrition and offspring health. A sub-set of the cohort and their families have participated in her research.

Dr Diane Threapleton

Diane used the UK Women’s Cohort data to investigate associations between dietary fibre and cardiovascular events such as myocardial infarction or stroke.

Dr Jayne Hutchinson

Jayne used the UK Women’s Cohort data to investigate associations between vitamin C intakes, supplement use and breast cancer incidence.

Dr Michelle Morris

Michelle’s research interests are in the spatial variation of diet and health in the cohort and in cost of diet.

Dr Gareth Hagger-Johnson

Gareth’s research considers how health behaviours in midlife (including sitting time) influence subsequent health outcomes and health inequalities.
Twitter: @hssghj

Dr Alan Gow

Alan is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Heriot-Watt University and his research examines the lifestyle predictors of health, wellbeing and cognitive change. Working closely with colleagues in epidemiology and public health, he's exploring how factors such as physical activity and sedentary behaviour predict health and survival in the UK Women's Cohort Study.