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2016 _TT_ Anssi AuvinenAnssi Auvinen

Chair, Department of Epidemiology

University of Tampere


Anssi Auvinen is Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Tampere, Finland. He obtained his degree in medicine in 1989 and PhD in epidemiology in 1997, both at the university. His postdoctoral research work was based at the US National Cancer Institute (Radiation Epidemiology Branch) in 1998. After he was appointed as professor at University of Tampere in 2000, he was then made Chair of the Department of Epidemiology in 2004. He is also a research professor at the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (since 1999). His research interests are in cancer epidemiology (e.g. cancer screening) and radiation epidemiology (e.g. investigations on health effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation).

Professor Auvinen has been invited as member of various international expert scientific committees and working groups, including the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (since 2013), UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Ionising Radiations (since 2012), WHO Working Group on Health Assessment of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident (2011-2013), and the European Code Against Cancer, Working Group on Radiation (2012-2013). 

He is co-director of the Prostate Cancer Research Center at University of Tampere, current president of the Finnish Epidemiological Society, and an editorial board member of the Scandinavian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health.

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Forthcoming events

Richard Doll Seminar: Design and analysis of prevalence surveys in low-resource settings

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 1pm to 2pm @ Richard Doll Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

WEH/Ethox Seminar: Negligence and abortion - doctors' duty of care challenges and potentials in light of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 11am to 12.30pm @ Seminar room 0, Big Data Institute, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

HERC Seminar: Learning healthcare systems for cost-effective precision oncology.

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 12pm to 1pm @ Seminar room 0, Big Data Institute, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

The Global Response to the Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Outbreak

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 2.30pm to 4pm @ Seminar rooms, Big Data Institute

Richard Doll Seminar: The Risk of Everything – using linked electronic health records to develop and validate risk prediction tools for use in clinical care

Tuesday, 03 March 2020, 1pm to 2pm @ Richard Doll Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

WEH/Ethox Seminar: Building research capacity through North-South Partnerships: some ethical reflections and a social justice agenda

Wednesday, 04 March 2020, 11am to 12.30pm @ Seminar room 0, Big Data Institute, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF