Professor Tim Key
BVM&S, MSc, DPhil
Professor of Epidemiology & Deputy Director, CEU
- Cancer Epidemiology Unit
- MSc in Global Health Science module 9 lead: Nutritional Epidemiology
Tim Key has worked as a cancer epidemiologist at the University of Oxford since 1985. His main interests are the roles of diet and hormones in the aetiology of cancer, particularly cancers of the breast, prostate and colon, and the health status of vegetarians and vegans. He currently works mostly on the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC), as the principal investigator of the Oxford cohort of 60,000 subjects, including 30,000 people who don’t eat meat. He is also chairman of the EPIC prostate cancer group, co-ordinates the Endogenous Hormones and Breast Cancer Collaborative Group, and is a member of the UK Department of Health’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition.
Risks of ischaemic heart disease and stroke in meat eaters, fish eaters, and vegetarians over 18 years of follow-up: results from the prospective EPIC-Oxford study.
Tong TYN. et al, (2019), BMJ, 366
EAT-Lancet score and major health outcomes: the EPIC-Oxford study.
Knuppel A. et al, (2019), Lancet, 394, 213 - 214
Validation of the Oxford WebQ Online 24-hour Dietary Questionnaire Using Biomarkers.
Greenwood DC. et al, (2019), Am J Epidemiol
Consumption of Meat, Fish, Dairy Products, and Eggs and Risk of Ischemic Heart Disease.
Key TJ. et al, (2019), Circulation, 139, 2835 - 2845
Letter: Veganism, vegetarianism, bone mineral density, and fracture risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Appleby PN. and Key TJA., (2019), Nutr Rev, 77