Associate Professor Derrick Bennett
BSc MSc PhD CStat
Derrick Bennett is one of the Statistics Module Leads for the MSc in Global Health Science, with responsibility for the planning, development, delivery and management of all aspects of the statistics module content for MSc degree course. Derrick has a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics, an MSc in Medical Statistics, and a PhD in Epidemiology/Statistics. He joined the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU) at the University of Oxford in 2004. He is currently a Senior Statistician within the Heart Studies Group at CTSU. His work has concentrated on the generation of reliable evidence from large-scale observational epidemiology and randomized trials. His main research interest is the assessment of classical and genetic risk factors for risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Specifically his work includes collaborative analyses of individual participant data from genetic studies of homocysteine and CHD (MTHFR Studies Collaboration), C-Reactive Protein (CRP CHD Studies Collaboration); meta-analyses of randomized trials of the effects B-vitamins for lowering homocysteine on vascular disease, cancer and cognitive function (B-vitamins Treatment Trialists’ Collaboration); large-scale epidemiology such as the assessment of the association of genetic variants, classical risk factors (such as physical activity, blood pressure, and BMI) with chronic diseases (such as stroke, ischaemic heart disease and diabetes) in the China Kadoorie Biobank study. He has also contributed to the estimation of mortality, morbidity, and years of life lost due to total stroke and stroke sub-types as part of the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factors (GBD) 2010 study, a large-scale international collaborative project. He currently is involved in the GBD 2013 study that intends to update the evidence using refined methods and data sources to those employed in GBD 2010.
Accelerometer measured physical activity and the incidence of cardiovascular disease: Evidence from the UK Biobank cohort study.
Ramakrishnan R. et al, (2021), PLoS Med, 18
Reallocating time from machine-learned sleep, sedentary behaviour or light physical activity to moderate-to-vigorous physical activity is associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk
Walmsley R. et al, (2020)
Genetic susceptibility, elevated blood pressure and risk of atrial fibrillation
Nazarzadeh M. et al, (2020), EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL, 41, 469 - 469
Regional and seasonal variations in household and personal exposures to air pollution in one urban and two rural Chinese communities: A pilot study to collect time-resolved data using static and wearable devices.
Chan KH. et al, (2020), Environ Int, 146
Five insights from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019.
GBD 2019 Viewpoint Collaborators None., (2020), Lancet, 396, 1135 - 1159