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



Freisling H, Córdova R, Aune D, et al., 2024, Ultra processed foods and cancer-authors' reply., Lancet Reg Health Eur, Vol:38

van Die MD, Bone KM, Visvanathan K, et al., 2024, Phytonutrients and outcomes following breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies., Jnci Cancer Spectr, Vol:8

Timmins IR, Jones ME, O'Brien KM, et al., 2023, International Pooled Analysis of Leisure-Time Physical Activity and Premenopausal Breast Cancer in Women From 19 Cohorts., J Clin Oncol

Chu Y, Aune D, Yu C, et al., 2023, Temporal trends in sleep pattern among Chinese adults between 2010 and 2018: findings from five consecutive nationally representative surveys., Public Health, Vol:225, Pages:360-368

Cordova R, Viallon V, Fontvielle E, et al., 2023, Consumption of ultra-processed foods and risk of multimorbidity of cancer and cardiometabolic diseases: a multinational cohort study, The Lancet Regional Health. Europe, Vol:35, ISSN:2666-7762, Pages:100771-100771

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