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Eleanor Watts


DPhil Student

Dissertation title: The epidemiology of prostate cancer

College (Year of matriculation): Wolfson (2015)

Supervisors: Professor Tim Key, Associate Professor Ruth Travis

Eleanor Watts began her DPhil at the Cancer Epidemiology Unit in 2015 supported by Cancer Research UK. Her research focuses on hormonal risk factors for prostate cancer. Currently, Eleanor is investigating the role of lifestyle and physiological factors on male sex hormones and the role of sex hormones on prostate cancer aetiology. These investigations are conducted using the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC).

Prior to this research she obtained a BSc in Biomedical Sciences with Reproductive Biology (Hons) in 2013 and a Master of Public Health from the University of Edinburgh in 2014, where her thesis examined health inequity in Scotland. She also worked for IMS Health as an Oncology Specialist in 2015.

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