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Sarah Lewington

BSc, MSc, DPhil

Professor of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Director of Graduate Studies (Taught courses)

  • MRC PHRU Programme Leader
  • Research Fellow, Green Templeton College

Sarah Lewington is one of the Scientific Directors for the MSc in Global Health Science, with responsibility for the planning, development, delivery and management of all aspects of the fully revised MSc degree course. Sarah graduated in Mathematics and Statistics from Leicester University in 1988 and spent 5 years working as a medical statistician in the pharmaceutical industry before returning to university to study for an MSc in Applied Statistics at Southampton University. She came to Oxford University to co-ordinate the Prospective Studies Collaboration in 1995 and gained her DPhil in Epidemiology in 1999. Sarah’s main research interest is in major risk factors for premature adult mortality, with a particular focus on tobacco, alcohol, blood pressure and obesity, and is the Oxford-based principal investigator for studies conducted in Russia, Cuba and India. She leads a team of epidemiologists, statisticians and statistical programmers that forms the CTSU’s Population Studies Group and is the MRC Progamme Leader Track, Statistical Epidemiology.