Richard Doll Seminars Archive: 2007 to 2010
Archive of speakers and title of lectures of the Richard Doll Seminars in Public Health and Epidemiology from Trinity 2007 to Trinity 2010.
Note: Details about the seminar programme have not been updated and may be incomplete
Programme for academic year 2009 to 2010
Michaelmas 2009 (Oct to Dec)
- 13 Oct Dr Andrew Roddam, AMGEN, Uxbridge: The role of epidemiology in drug development: an inside perspective
- 20 Oct Professor Betty Kirkwood, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine: Meeting the millennium development goals for maternal and child survival: Does vitamin A supplementation of women of reproductive age have a role to play? Findings of the “OBAAPAVITA” trial, Ghana
- 27 Oct Dr Kate Venables and Dr Lucy Carpenter, Porton Down: Mortality and cancer in Porton Down veterans
- 3 Nov Professor Kay-Tee Khaw, University of Cambridge: Age and genes: modifiable risk factors?
- 10 Nov Professor Valerie Beral, Dr Jane Green, and Dr Gillian Reeves, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford: Recent results from the Million Women Study
- 17 Nov Professor Nicholas Christakis, Professor of Medical Sociology, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School: Genetic basis for Social Network Structure and Social Aspects of Social Network Function
- 24 Nov Dr Colin Baigent, CTSU, University of Oxford: Aspirin in the primary and secondary prevention of vascular disease
- 1 Dec Professor Mike Kelly, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence: Developing evidence based guidance for disease prevention and health improvement: the experience of NICE 2005-2009
Hilary 2010 (jan to mar)
- 19 Jan Dr Marion Knight, NPEU, University of Oxford: Obesity in pregnancy; how BIG a problem is it?
- 26 Jan Professor Eve Roman, University of York: Understanding the epidemiology of haematological malignancies
- 2 Feb Professor Sally Lamb, University of Oxford/Warwick: Large simple trials of complex interventions: issues for design, analysis and conduct
- 9 Feb Dr Chris Spencer, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford: Things to do with GWAS: Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium 2
- 16 Feb Professor Anthony Kessel, Health Protection Agency: The Swine Flu Epidemic: A perspective from the Health Protection Agency
- 23 Feb Professor Diana Kuh, MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing: The MRC National Survey of Health and Development: looking back, looking forwards
- 2 Mar Professor Julietta Patnick, NHS cancer screening programmes, Sheffield: Issues of Balance in Cancer Screening
- 9 Mar Professor Mike Hawkins, BCCS - Birmingham: Consequences of Cancer Treatment when Young
Trinity 2010 (Apr to Jun)
- 27 Apr Dr Gary Whitlock, CTSU, University of Oxford: Body mass index and mortality in 900 000 people: the Prospective Studies Collaboration
- 4 May Dr Elizabeth Pisani, Dublin/London: Public Health Prostitution: how money and ideology have distorted the response to HIV
- 11 May Professor John Geddes, University of Oxford: Long term therapy for bipolar disorder: implications of BALANCE
- 12 May (additional seminar) Professor Andrew Morris, University of Dundee: Gearing an Entire Country for Diabetes Research: A View from the North
- 18 May Professor Danny Dorling, University of Sheffield: Worldmapping: how and where do 57 million people a year die
- 25 May NO SEMINAR
- 1 Jun Dr Ruth Loos, University of Cambridge: The genetic epidemiology of common obesity – recent progress and future challenges
- 8 Jun Professor Mark McCarthy, University of Oxford: Thinking big: large-scale genetic discovery for diabetes and obesity, biological inference and clinical relevance
- 15 Jun Professor Ian Roberts, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine: CANCELLED
- 6 Jul Dr Evan Harris
Programme for academic year 2008 to 2009
Michaelmas 2008 (Oct to Dec)
- 14 Oct Professor Ted Karpf, World Health Organization, Office of the Representative for Partnerships and UN Reform: Restoring Hope: Decent Care for all
- 21 Oct Professor Tim Key, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford: Hormones and prostate cancer: results from EPIC
- 28 Oct Professor Robert Snow, Malaria Public health and Epidemiology Group, KEMRI University of Oxford: Malaria burden worldwide: prospects for control or elimination?
- 4 Nov Professor Roger Corder, William Harvey Research Institute, QMUL, London: The influence of dietary flavonoids on cardiovascular risk: studies of apples, berries, cocoa and red wine
- 11 Nov NO SEMINAR
- 18 Nov Professor Oliver James, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Newcastle, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Worldwide Epidemiology of Primary Biliary Disease – A Model Autoimmune Disease?
- 25 Nov Professor Chris Wild, Leeds Institute of Genetics, Health and Therapeutics: Mycotoxins – contamination of twenty-five percent of the world’s food supply but at what cost to human health?
- 2 Dec Professor Arne Astrup, Head, Section of Diabetes and Obesity, University of Copenhagen, Denmark: The role of diet composition for body weight regulation: the role of specific nutrients
Hilary 2009 (jan to mar)
- 13 Jan Professor Alastair Gray, Health Economics Unit, University of Oxford: The cost-effectiveness of policies to reduce radon-induced lung cancer
- 20 Jan Professor Sir David Weatherall, Emeritus Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford: Oxford’s contribution to global health
- 27 Jan Professor Naveed Sattar, BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Centre: Biomarkers in metabolic and vascular research: why, when and how?
- 3 Feb Professor Michel Coleman, CRUK Cancer Survival Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine: The CONCORD study: an international study of cancer survival
- 10 Feb Professor Phil Kalra, Hope Hopsital, Salford Royal Hospitals Trust and the University of Manchester: Renovascular disease – insights from the ASTRAL trial
- 17 Feb Professor Margaret Stanley, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge: HPV vaccines – the end of cervical cancer?
- 24 Feb Dr Richard Horton, Editor of The Lancet: Journals and society: science, policy, and the death and rebirth of The Lancet
- 3 Mar Professor Raj Bhopal, Division of Community Health Sciences, Medical School, The University of Edinburgh: Retrospective cohort studies to fill the ethnicity and health information gap
- 10 Mar Dr Helen McShane, The Jenner Institute, University of Oxford: Developing a new vaccine against TB – boosting BCG with MVA85A
- 17 Mar Professor George Davey Smith, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol: Epidemiology and the ‘gloomy prospect’ – should we try and understand individual-level risk?
Trinity 2009 (Apr to Jun)
- 21 Apr Lord Patten of Barnes, Chancellor of the University of Oxford: Politics and Public health in the 21st century
- 28 Apr Conrad Keating, CTSU, University of Oxford: Richard Doll
- 5 May Professor Nicholas Wald, QMUL: The Polypill – a new approach to the prevention of cardiovascular disease
- 12 May Professor Zhengming Chen, CTSU, University of Oxford: Kadoorie and other large scale epidemiological studies in China
- 19 May Professor Nick J Wareham, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge: Investigating the causes and prevention of type 2 diabetes
- 26 May Professor Nick White, University of Oxford: Can malaria be eradicated?
- 2 Jun Professor Julian Peto, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine: Why the UK mesothelioma rate is the highest worldwide?
- 9 Jun Professor Hugh Watkins, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford: Complex cardiovascular phenotypes: advances in molecular genetics
- 16 Jun Professor John Bell: Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford: The future of Oxford’s contribution to public health and medicine
Programme for academic year 2007 to 2008
Michaelmas 2007 (Oct to Dec)
- 9 Oct Professor Monique Breteler, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam: Unravelling the causes of dementia: An epidemiologic approach
- 9 Oct Dr Dorothy Mackerras, Public Health Nutrition, Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ): The Aboriginal Birth Cohort Study
- 16 Oct Professor Richard Wilkinson, School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nottingham: Dysfunctional societies: why even small differences in inequality matter?
- 23 Oct Professor Malcolm Sim, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia: Post-deployment syndromes in war veterans: fact or fiction?
- 30 Oct Professor Mary Dixon-Woods, Department of Health Science, University of Leicester: What’s wrong with the regulation of medical research?
- 6 Nov Professor Sir Richard Peto, CTSU, University of Oxford: Cancer attributable and not attributable to smoking
- 13 Nov Dr Mike Stroud, Institute of Human Nutrition, University of Southampton: Malnutrition in our midst – starvation in UK healthcare
- 20 Nov Professor Sarah Darby, CTSU, University of Oxford: Radon and long cancer: your place or mine?
- 27 Nov Professor Rory Hulman, DTU, University of Oxford: Can meta-analysis trump clinical trials? The rosiglitazone experience
Hilary 2008 (jan to mar)
NOTE: No information
Trinity 2008 (Apr to Jun)
- 22 Apr Professor Miranda Mugford, Health Economics Group, Faculty of Health, University of East Anglia: How can economics be part of the ‘evidence base’ in health and social care?
- 29 Apr Dr Peymane Adab, Deparment of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham: Childhood obesity prevention: where do we start?
- 6 May Professor Rochelle Walensky, General medicine and Infectious Disease at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Division of Infectious Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA: HIV Care in the United States and Africa: From Cohorts and Trials to Policy
- 13 May Professor Debbie Lawlor, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol: Using genetic variants as instrumental variables to provide causal inference: Pot of gold or emperor’s new clothing?
- 20 May Professor David Forman, University of Leeds and Yorkshire and northern Region Cancer Registry: Uses of routine data to improve cancer outcomes
- 27 May Professor Adrian Hill, Jenner Vaccine Institute and Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics: Progress in malaria vaccine development
- 3 Jun Professor Harry Hemingway, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London: Understanding the aetiology and prognosis of angina pectoris phenotypes: insights from large scale studies
- 10 Jun Professor David Hendry, Oxford Faculty of Economics: Automatic model selection approach
- 17 Jun Dr Jim Otvos: What LDL and HDL Cholesterol Don’t Tell Us About LDL and HDL. Clinical Implications of Lipoprotein Particle Analysis by NMR Spectroscopy
Programme for Trinity 2007
trinity 2007 (apr to jun)
- 24 Apr Dr Jose Villar, WHO and Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Oxford: Cluster and individual level data to evaluate medical practice: caesarean delivery and perinatal outcomes
- 1 May Professor Lesley Fallowfield, University of Sussex: Results from clinical trials: why we need patient reported outcomes
- 8 May Professor David Simpson, Director, International Agency on Tobacco and Health: International Agency on Tobacco and Health – the future of international tobacco control
- 15 May Professor Nigel Unwin, School of Population Health Sciences:
- 22 May Dr Boby Mihaylova and Professor Alastair Gray: Heart Protection Study economic analyses
- 29 May Jon Ayers, University of Aberdeen: Environmental influences and asthma
- 5 Jun Dr Rafael Perera and Professor Paul Glasziou: NT-proBNP
- 12 Jun Dr Ian White, MRC Biostatistics Unit, University of Cambridge: Clinical Value of Predictive Models