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.
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et al., 2021, Type 2 diabetes and cancer: an umbrella review of observational and Mendelian randomisation studies, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, Vol:30, ISSN:1055-9965, Pages:1218-1228
et al., 2020, Association between nutritional profiles of foods underlying Nutri-Score front-of-pack labels and mortality: EPIC cohort study in 10 European countries., Bmj, Vol:370, ISSN:1759-2151, Pages:1-13
et al., 2020, ABSI (A Body Shape Index) achieves better mortality risk stratification than alternative indices of abdominal obesity: results from a large European cohort, Scientific Reports, Vol:10, ISSN:2045-2322