Dr Sarah Floud
BSc MSc PhD
- Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Sarah Floud is a Senior Epidemiologist in the Cancer Epidemiology Unit and Co-Principal Investigator of the Million Women Study. Since 2016 she has been responsible for work on risk factors for dementia in the Million Women Study. She has a background in social science, having studied at the London School of Economics and worked in social research. She has a PhD in epidemiology from Imperial College London.
Sarah’s role at the Cancer Epidemiology Unit involves conducting epidemiological research into risk factors for dementia and heart disease. Her work has mainly focused on social risk factors such as marital status, socio-economic status, social activities and social isolation, but also other lifestyle factors such as physical activity and body mass index. She is responsible for writing the re-survey questionnaires. She is a lecturer, module lead and tutor on the MSc in Global Health Science, where she lectures on social epidemiology, co-leads the module ‘Introduction to Global Health Science’ and provides tutorials on epidemiology.
Body mass index, diet, physical inactivity and the incidence of dementia in one million UK women
FLOUD S. et al, (2019), Neurology
Screen-detected and interval colorectal cancers in England: Associations with lifestyle and other factors in women in a large UK prospective cohort.
Blanks R. et al, (2019), Int J Cancer
Diet and risk of glioma: combined analysis of three large prospective studies in the UK and USA.
Kuan AS. et al, (2019), Neuro Oncol
Alcohol drinking patterns and liver cirrhosis risk: analysis of the prospective UK Million Women Study.
Simpson RF. et al, (2019), Lancet Public Health, 4, e41 - e48
Body mass index in midlife and risk of attempted suicide and suicide: prospective study of 1 million UK women.
Geulayov G. et al, (2018), Psychol Med, 1 - 8