- Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit
Iona Millwood completed an undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge and a DPhil in Molecular Genetics at the University of Oxford. She worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Imperial College London, on large-scale genetic epidemiological projects including the Northern Finland Birth Cohorts, and also spent several years as a Lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Australia, developing and conducting clinical trials for biomedical methods of HIV prevention in Australia and South-East Asia.
She joined the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU) in 2009, to work on the China Kadoorie Biobank (CKB) prospective cohort study. Current research interests focus on the genetic and molecular epidemiology of cardiometabolic diseases, and the health effects of alcohol consumption.
Fresh fruit consumption and all-cause and cause-specific mortality: findings from the China Kadoorie Biobank.
Du H. et al, (2017), Int J Epidemiol
Diabetes, plasma glucose and incidence of pancreatic cancer: A prospective study of 0.5 million Chinese adults and a meta-analysis of 22 cohort studies.
Pang Y. et al, (2017), Int J Cancer, 140, 1781 - 1788
Fresh fruit consumption in relation to incident diabetes and diabetic vascular complications: A 7-y prospective study of 0.5 million Chinese adults.
Du H. et al, (2017), PLoS Med, 14
Adiposity in relation to age at menarche and other reproductive factors among 300 000 Chinese women: findings from China Kadoorie Biobank study.
Yang L. et al, (2017), Int J Epidemiol, 46, 502 - 512
Genome-wide association analyses for lung function and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease identify new loci and potential druggable targets.
Wain LV. et al, (2017), Nat Genet, 49, 416 - 425