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



Zamora-Ros R, Alghamdi MA, Cayssials V, et al., 2018, Coffee and tea drinking in relation to the risk of differentiated thyroid carcinoma: results from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study., Eur J Nutr

Li K, Anderson G, Viallon V, et al., 2018, Risk prediction for estrogen receptor-specific breast cancers in two large prospective cohorts., Breast Cancer Res, Vol:20

Gasull M, Pumarega J, Kiviranta H, et al., 2018, Methodological issues in a prospective study on plasma concentrations of persistent organic pollutants and pancreatic cancer risk within the EPIC cohort., Environ Res, Vol:169, Pages:417-433

Lin C, Travis RC, Appleby PN, et al., 2018, Pre-diagnostic circulating insulin-like growth factor-I and bladder cancer risk in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition, International Journal of Cancer, Vol:143, ISSN:0020-7136, Pages:2351-2358

Aune D, Keum N, Giovannucci E, et al., 2018, Dietary intake and blood concentrations of antioxidants and the risk of cardiovascular disease, total cancer, and all-cause mortality: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies., Am J Clin Nutr, Vol:108, Pages:1069-1091

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