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



Jochem C, Leitzmann M, Volaklis K, et al., 2019, Association Between Muscular Strength and Mortality in Clinical Populations: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, Vol:20, ISSN:1525-8610, Pages:1213-1223

Naudin S, Viallon V, Hashim D, et al., 2019, Healthy lifestyle and the risk of pancreatic cancer in the EPIC study., Eur J Epidemiol

Ward HA, Murphy N, Weiderpass E, et al., 2019, Gallstones and incident colorectal cancer in a large pan-European cohort study, International Journal of Cancer, Vol:145, ISSN:0020-7136, Pages:1510-1516

Feng T, Vegard M, Strand LB, et al., 2019, Weight and weight change and risk of atrial fibrillation: the HUNT study., Eur Heart J, Vol:40, Pages:2859-2866

Butt J, Jenab M, Pawlita M, et al., 2019, Antibody Responses to Fusobacterium nucleatum Proteins in Prediagnostic Blood Samples are not Associated with Risk of Developing Colorectal Cancer., Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, Vol:28, Pages:1552-1555

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