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



Aune D, Schlesinger S, Mahamat-Saleh Y, et al., 2023, Diabetes mellitus, prediabetes and the risk of Parkinson’s disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 15 cohort studies with 29.9 million participants and 86,345 cases, European Journal of Epidemiology, Vol:38, ISSN:0393-2990, Pages:591-604

Hibino M, Pandey AK, Hibino H, et al., 2023, Mortality trends of aortic stenosis in high-income countries from 2000 to 2020., Heart

Parasuaraman G, Ayyasamy L, Aune D, et al., 2023, The association between body mass index, abdominal fatness, and weight change and the risk of adult asthma: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies., Sci Rep, Vol:13

Bonet C, Crous-Bou M, Tsilidis KK, et al., 2023, The association between body fatness and mortality among breast cancer survivors: results from a prospective cohort study., Eur J Epidemiol, Vol:38, Pages:545-557

Madsen H, Sen A, Aune D, 2023, Fruit and vegetable consumption and the risk of hypertension: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies, European Journal of Nutrition, ISSN:0044-264X

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