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Theme lead: Professor John Danesh

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, MRC/BHF 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 Honorary Consultant
Professor Douglas Easton Honorary Consultant
Professor Kay-Tee Khaw Honorary Consultant
Professor Simon Thompson Honorary Consultant
Dr Paul Pharoah Honorary Consultant
Dr Emanuele Di Angelantonio Honorary Consultant
Dr Danish Saleheen Honorary Consultant
Dr Adam Butterworth Honorary Consultant