NIHR Senior Investigators
The following NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre Professors have been announced as NIHR Senior Investigators.
Members of this award are among the most prominent and prestigious researchers funded by the NIHR and the most outstanding leaders of patient and people-based research within the NIHR research community.
Collectively, Senior Investigators constitute the NIHR College of Senior Investigators, and are members of the NIHR Academy.
Find out more information about NIHR Senior Investigators and how you can apply.
NIHR Senior Investigators 2021
Professor Nita Forouhi
Professor Nita Forouhi is a Programme Leader of the Nutritional Epidemiology programme of the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge and Deputy Lead for the Diet, Nutrition & Lifestyle Theme of the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre. She is also the Director of Organisational Affairs at the School of Clinical Medicine.
Professor Nita Forouhi’s research is focused on the link between diet, nutrition and the risk of diabetes, obesity and related cardio-metabolic disorders. Her major research interests include:
- Nutritional epidemiology; identifying dietary factors that can elevate or mitigate the risk of developing type 2 diabetes
- Developing and using improved methods to assess diet, including the use of objectively measured nutritional biomarkers and metabolomics approaches
- Promoting methodological knowledge in dietary assessment through developing web-based projects
- To contribute to an understanding of the drivers, barriers and facilitators of healthy dietary choices
- Understanding between-population differences in cardio-metabolic health, including variation by ethnicity
- Global nutrition and health
|Professor Martin Bennett||Cardiology and Cardiovascular Disease|
|Professor Simon Baron-Cohen||Mental Health|
New Emeritus Senior Investigators
|Professor Hugh Markus||Neuroscience|
|Professor John Danesh||Cardiology and Cardiovascular Disease, Population, Quantitative sciences|
|Professor Nick Wareham||Epidemiology, Nutrition|
|Professor John Bradley||Transplantation||Emeritus|
|Professor Carol Brayne||Public Health – Ageing||Emeritus|
|Professor Ed Bullmore||Mental Health||Term 2|
|Professor Carlos Caldas||Cancer||Emeritus|
|Professor V Krishna Chatterjee||Metabolism, endocrinology and bone||Emeritus|
|Professor Patrick Chinnery||Neuroscience||Emeritus|
|Professor Mary Dixon-Woods||Public Health – Health Care Sciences & Services||Term 1|
|Professor Fiona Gilbert||Imaging||Term 1|
|Professor Anthony Green||Cancer||Emeritus|
|Professor Peter Hutchinson||Neurosciences||Term 1|
|Professor Peter Jones||Mental Health||Emeritus|
|Professor Kay-Tee Khaw||Public Health – Ageing||Emeritus|
|Professor Jonathan Mant||Cardiology and
|Professor Hugh Markus||Neurosciences||Emeritus|
|Professor Theresa Marteau||Mental Health||Emeritus|
|Professor Patrick Maxwell||Nephrology & Urology||Emeritus|
|Professor David Menon||Imaging||Emeritus|
|Professor Nicholas Morrell||Cardiology and
|Professor David Neal||Cancer||Emeritus|
|Professor Michael Nicholson||Transplantation||Term 1|
|Professor John O’Brien||Dementia||Emeritus|
|Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly||Metabolism, endocrinology and bone||Emeritus|
|Professor Willem Ouwehand||Haematology||Emeritus|
|Professor Martin Roland||Health Policy & Services||Emeritus|
|Professor Martin White||Public Health – Preventive Medicine||Term 1|
About the awards
The award is for 4 years on the recommendation of an independent Selection Committee. Senior Investigators can reapply for a second award on completion of the first award, with a maximum of two awards permitted totalling no more than 8 years.
After two awards, Senior Investigators will be awarded the Emeritus Senior Investigator status.