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



Hibino M, Otaki Y, Kobeissi E, et al., 2021, Blood Pressure, Hypertension and The Risk of Aortic Dissection Incidence and Mortality: results from the Japan-Specific Health Checkups Study, the UK Biobank Study and a Metaanalysis of Cohort Studies, Circulation, ISSN:0009-7322

Laine J, Huybrechts I, Gunter M, et al., 2021, Co-benefits from sustainable dietary shifts for population and environmental health: an assessment from a large European cohort study, The Lancet Planetary Health, Vol:5, ISSN:2542-5196, Pages:e786-e796

Vissers LET, Sluijs I, Burgess S, et al., 2021, Milk intake and incident stroke and coronary heart disease in populations of European descent: A Mendelian Randomization study., Br J Nutr, Pages:1-25

Naghshi S, Aune D, Beyene J, et al., 2021, Dietary intake and biomarkers of alpha linolenic acid and risk of all cause, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality: systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of cohort studies., Bmj, Vol:375, Pages:n2213-n2213

Mahamat-Saleh Y, Fiolet T, Rebeaud ME, et al., 2021, Diabetes, hypertension, body mass index, smoking and COVID-19-related mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies, Bmj Open, Vol:11, ISSN:2044-6055

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