Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Statistical Manager



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524Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





Dr James Bennett gained a Bsc in Applied Mathematics at Warwick University before moving to Imperial College statistics department to study for his PhD under Professor Jon Wakefield. The PhD was sponsored by Glaxo Plc and was entitled "Bayesian Analysis of Population Pharmacokinetic Models".

Following the completion of his PhD he has held a wide variety of post-doctoral research contracts predominantly in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at St Mary's Medical School, Imperial College.

Research Interests: environmental epidemiology; small area health statistics; bayesian hierarchical models; exposure modelling.




Kontis V, Bennett JE, Mathers CD, et al., 2017, Future life expectancy in 35 industrialised countries: projections with a Bayesian model ensemble, Lancet, Vol:389, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:1323-1335

Bentham J, Di Cesare M, Stevens GA, et al., 2016, A century of trends in adult human height, Elife, Vol:5, ISSN:2050-084X

Arku RE, Bennett JE, Castro MC, et al., 2016, Geographical Inequalities and Social and Environmental Risk Factors for Under-Five Mortality in Ghana in 2000 and 2010: Bayesian Spatial Analysis of Census Data, Plos Medicine, Vol:13, ISSN:1549-1676

Zhou B, Lu Y, Hajifathalian K, et al., 2016, Worldwide trends in diabetes since 1980: a pooled analysis of 751 population-based studies with 4.4 million participants, Lancet, Vol:387, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:1513-1530

Di Cesare M, Bentham J, Stevens GA, et al., 2016, Trends in adult body-mass index in 200 countries from 1975 to 2014: a pooled analysis of 1698 population-based measurement studies with 19.2 million participants, Lancet, Vol:387, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:1377-1396

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