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



Aune D, Sen A, Norat T, et al., 2021, Primary sclerosing cholangitis and the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies., Scientific Reports, ISSN:2045-2322

Mayen A-L, Aglago EK, Knaze V, et al., 2021, Dietary intake of advanced glycation endproducts and risk of hepatobiliary cancers: A multinational cohort study, International Journal of Cancer, ISSN:0020-7136

Halvorsen RE, Elvestad MP, Molin M, et al., 2021, Fruit and vegetable consumption and the risk of type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies, Bmj Nutrition, Prevention & Health, ISSN:2516-5542

Aune D, Schlesinger S, Leitzmann MF, et al., 2021, Physical activity and the risk of heart failure: a systematic review and dose–response meta-analysis of prospective studies, European Journal of Epidemiology, Vol:36, ISSN:0393-2990, Pages:367-381

Matta M, Huybrechts I, Biessy C, et al., 2021, Dietary intake of trans fatty acids and breast cancer risk in 9 European countries, Bmc Medicine, Vol:19, ISSN:1741-7015, Pages:1-11

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