Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Associate



+44 (0)20 7594 8478d.aune




Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





Dagfinn Aune is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the School of Public Health of Imperial College London and an associate professor at Bjørknes University College in Oslo, Norway. He completed his PhD at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2016 and has a MSc in Nutrition from the University of Oslo from 2008. He has since 2010 worked for several years in the Continuous Update Project of the World Cancer Research Fund, updating the systematic reviews and meta-analyses that were the basis for the report Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Risk of Cancer: A Global Perspective that was published in 2007. He has also worked on systematic reviews and meta-analyses within other areas of public health as well as on projects in the EPIC-study, and in South American case-control studies. 

Some of his research interests are: 

Dietary factors and the risk of chronic diseases and mortality

Adiposity, physical activity and risk of chronic diseases and mortality

Smoking and risk of chronic diseases and mortality

Adiposity, diabetes, physical activity, diet and risk of pregnancy complications

Diabetes and insulin resistance and risk of chronic diseases and mortality



Butt J, Jenab M, Pawlita M, et al., 2019, Antibody Responses to Fusobacterium nucleatum Proteins in Prediagnostic Blood Samples are not Associated with Risk of Developing Colorectal Cancer., Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, Vol:28, Pages:1552-1555

Christakoudi S, Kakourou A, Markozannes G, et al., Blood pressure and risk of cancer in the European prospective investigation into cancer and nutrition, International Journal of Cancer, ISSN:0020-7136

Fedirko V, Mandle HB, Zhu W, et al., 2019, Vitamin D-related genes, blood vitamin D levels and colorectal cancer risk in western European populations., Nutrients, Vol:11, ISSN:2072-6643, Pages:1-24

Imamura F, Schulze MB, Sharp SJ, et al., 2019, Estimated substitution of tea or coffee for sugar-sweetened beverages was associated with lower type 2 diabetes incidence in case-cohort analysis across 8 European countries in the epic-interact study., Journal of Nutrition, ISSN:1541-6100

Aune D, Yahya M-S, Norat T, et al., 2019, Body mass index, abdominal fatness, weight gain and the risk of urinary incontinence: A systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies., Bjog

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