Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Statistical Manager



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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.




Parks RM, Bennett JE, Tamura-Wicks H, et al., Anomalously warm temperatures are associated with increased injury deaths, Nature Medicine, ISSN:1078-8956

Bennett J, Tamura-Wicks H, Parks R, et al., 2019, Particulate matter air pollution and national and county life expectancy loss in the USA: a spatiotemporal analysis, Plos Medicine, Vol:16, ISSN:1549-1277

Bixby H, Bentham J, Zhou B, et al., 2019, Rising rural body-mass index is the main driver of the global obesity epidemic, Nature, Vol:569, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:260-264

Suel E, Polak J, Bennett J, et al., 2019, Measuring social, environmental and health inequalities using deep learning and street imagery, Scientific Reports, Vol:9, ISSN:2045-2322

Bennett J, Pearson-Stuttard J, Kontis V, et al., 2018, Contributions of diseases and injuries to widening life expectancy inequalities in England from 2001 to 2016: population-based analysis of vital registration data, The Lancet Public Health, Vol:3, ISSN:2468-2667, Pages:e586-e597

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