Contact details

Theme lead: Professor John DaneshProfessor John Danesh, NIHR Cambridge BRC Theme Lead for Population and Quantitative sciences

Professor John Danesh trained in medicine at the University of Otago in New Zealand and at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia. During his time as a Rhodes scholar, he received an MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a DPhil in Epidemiology at the University of Oxford. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2007.

Current roles

Since 2001, Danesh has been the Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine at the University of Cambridge. He holds a British Heart Foundation Professorship, a European Research Council Advanced Investigator Award, and an NIHR Senior Investigator Award.

He has the following additional roles:

– Head of the University’s 400-person Department of Public Health and Primary Care

  • Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine
  • Head, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge
  • Director, Medical Research Council (MRC)/British Heart Foundation Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit
  • Director, NIHR Blood and Transplant Research Unit in Donor Health and Genomics
  • Honorary Consultant in Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology,
  • Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Associate Faculty Member, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Theme lead contact details:


Name Job title Email address
Professor Nick Wareham NIHR Cambridge BRC Theme lead for Nutrition Diet and Lifestyle
Professor Douglas Easton Professor of Genetic Epidemiology
Professor Kay-Tee Khaw Honorary Consultant
Professor Simon Thompson Professor of Biostatistics
Dr Paul Pharoah Honorary Consultant
Dr Emanuele Di Angelantonio NHS Blood and Transplant Principle Investigator
Dr Danish Saleheen Honorary Consultant
Dr Adam Butterworth Honorary Consultant