Imperial College London

Heather Ward

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Honorary Research Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 5081heather.ward




150Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





Dr Heather Ward is a nutritional epidemiologist in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Imperial College, London. She received a BSc in Health Studies from the University of Waterloo (Canada, 2003), an MSc in Nutritional Science from the University of Toronto (Canada, 2005), and a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Cambridge (2011).

Dr. Ward has led several investigations using data from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition, examining a range of lifestyle exposures (physical activity, diet, anthropometry) in relation to chronic disease outcomes (head and neck cancer, all-cause mortality, and colorectal cancer survival).  She is a Co-Investigator of CHARIOT-PRO study (recruitment ongoing), leading research to understand the relationship between diet and risk of dementia among healthy older adults.  



Macciotta A, Catalano A, Giraudo MT, et al., 2023, Mediating role of lifestyle behaviours in the association between education and cancer: results from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition., Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, Vol:32, ISSN:1055-9965, Pages:132-140

Hellstrom PM, Gemmen E, Ward HA, et al., 2022, Switching from originator infliximab to biosimilar versus continuing on originator in inflammatory bowel disease: results from the observational Project NORTH study, Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol:57, ISSN:0036-5521, Pages:1435-1442

Mariosa D, Smith-Byrne K, Richardson TG, et al., 2022, Body size at different ages and risk of six cancers: a Mendelian randomization and prospective cohort study, Jnci: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Vol:114, ISSN:0027-8874, Pages:1296-1300

Iguacel I, Perez-Cornago A, Schmidt JA, et al., 2021, Evaluation of protein and amino acid intake estimates from the EPIC dietary questionnaires and 24-h dietary recalls using different food composition databases, Nutrition Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, Vol:32, ISSN:0939-4753, Pages:80-89

Udeh-Momoh CT, Watermeyer T, Price G, et al., 2021, Protocol of the cognitive health in ageing register: investigational, observational and trial studies in dementia research (CHARIOT): prospective readiness cOhort (PRO) SubStudy., Bmj Open, Vol:11, ISSN:2044-6055, Pages:1-12

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