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Andrew Linden

FASSA, MSc, MBusSc, BBusSc (Hons)


DPhil Student

Dissertation title: Adult height and the risk of chronic disease: investigating causality using genetic associations in two ethnically diverse populations

Supervisors: Professor Sarah Parish and Professor Robert Clarke

Andrew Linden joined the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit in 2015. His DPhil research involves investigating the shared genetic and environmental architecture of adult height and chronic diseases in the China Kadoorie Biobank study and the UK Biobank study. This research aims to provide insight into the mechanisms underlying common diseases for the benefit of population health.

Andrew is a Clarendon Scholar and a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa. He holds an MSc from the University of Oxford and an MBusSc from the University of Cape Town. Prior to moving to Oxford, Andrew worked as an actuarial consultant in London, Stockholm and Cape Town.

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