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



Nie J, O'Neil A, Liao B, et al., 2021, Risk factors for completed suicide in the general population: A prospective cohort study of 242, 952 people., J Affect Disord, Vol:282, Pages:707-711

Soltani S, Abdollahi S, Aune D, et al., 2021, Body mass index and cancer risk in patients with type 2 diabetes: a dose-response meta-analysis of cohort studies., Sci Rep, Vol:11

Ellingjord-Dale M, Papadimitriou N, Katsoulis M, et al., 2021, Coffee consumption and risk of breast cancer: A Mendelian randomization study, Plos One, Vol:16, ISSN:1932-6203

Lee DH, Rezende LFM, Ferrari G, et al., 2021, Physical activity and all-cause and cause-specific mortality: assessing the impact of reverse causation and measurement error in two large prospective cohorts, European Journal of Epidemiology, ISSN:0393-2990

Zamora-Ros R, Lujan-Barroso L, Achaintre D, et al., 2021, Blood polyphenol concentrations and differentiated thyroid carcinoma in women from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol:113, ISSN:0002-9165, Pages:162-171

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