Imperial College London

Heather Ward

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Honorary Research Fellow



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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.  



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

Pearson-Stuttard J, Papadimitriou N, Markozannes G, 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

Deschasaux M, Huybrechts I, Julia C, 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

Christakoudi S, Tsilidis KK, Muller DC, 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

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