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



Landais E, Moskal A, Mullee A, et al., 2018, Coffee and Tea Consumption and the Contribution of Their Added Ingredients to Total Energy and Nutrient Intakes in 10 European Countries: Benchmark Data from the Late 1990s., Nutrients, Vol:10

Aune D, Schlesinger S, Norat T, et al., 2018, Diabetes mellitus and the risk of sudden cardiac death: A systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies, Nutrition Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, Vol:28, ISSN:0939-4753, Pages:543-556

Li SX, Imamura F, Schulze MB, et al., 2018, Interplay between genetic predisposition, macronutrient intake and type 2 diabetes incidence: analysis within EPIC-InterAct across eight European countries, Diabetologia, Vol:61, ISSN:0012-186X, Pages:1325-1332

Kroger J, Meidtner K, Stefan N, et al., 2018, Circulating Fetuin-A and risk of type 2 diabetes: a Mendelian randomization, Diabetes, Vol:67, ISSN:0012-1797, Pages:1200-1205

Kröger J, Meidtner K, Stefan N, et al., 2018, Circulating Fetuin-A and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: A Mendelian Randomization Analysis., Diabetes, Vol:67, Pages:1200-1205

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