Professor Naomi Allen
- Accurately estimating the burden of disease using electronic health records
- An analysis of the measurement and mechanisms of health inequalities
- Hormones, growth factors and health outcomes in middle and old age: a PheWAS approach in UK Biobank
- How does obesity cause cancer? Investigating potential mechanisms by metabolomics
BSc, MSc, DPhil
Professor in Epidemiology
- Clinical Trial Service Unit
Naomi Allen is a Professor in Epidemiology, based in the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit. She joined UK Biobank as Senior Epidemiologist in 2011, and became Chief Scientist in 2019, where she is responsible for following-up participants both through linkage with routine health-related datasets, and through web-based questionnaires. She is also involved in developing the scientific strategy for future enhancements for the study. Her research interest is largely in the role of diet, obesity and circulating biomarkers in cancer development. She is co-Principal Investigator of the Endogenous Hormones, Nutritional Biomarkers and Prostate Cancer Collaborative Group, which aims to conduct individual pooled analyses of the relationship between circulating biomarkers and prostate cancer risk from cohort studies from around the world.
Assessing the importance of primary care diagnoses in the UK Biobank.
Clifton L. et al, (2024), Eur J Epidemiol
Prospective study design and data analysis in UK Biobank.
Allen NE. et al, (2024), Science translational medicine, 16
Persistence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies over 18 months following infection: UK Biobank COVID-19 Serology Study.
Bešević J. et al, (2023), J Epidemiol Community Health
Sex-Specific Body Mass Index to Optimize Low Correlation With Height and High Correlation With Fatness: A UK Biobank Study.
Feng Q. et al, (2023), Am J Epidemiol
Central Adiposity Increases Risk of Kidney Stone Disease via Effects on Serum Calcium Concentrations.
Lovegrove CE. et al, (2023), J Am Soc Nephrol