Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Honorary Senior Research Fellow







Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





Dr Neil Murphy is a cancer epidemiologist in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Imperial College, London. He received a BSc in Nutrition from King’s College London, and an MSc in Modern Epidemiology and PhD in Epidemiology from Imperial College London. Dr Murphy has a major interest in understanding the aetiological mechanisms underlying the development of cancer. He has recently begun a portfolio of research aimed at investigating the metabolic and endocrinological influences on colorectal cancer, and has taken the lead in analyses of data from European and U.S. prospective cohort studies, including the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC), UK Biobank, Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial, and the Women's Health Initiative (WHI). 



Morgan E, Arnold M, Gini A, et al., 2022, Global burden of colorectal cancer in 2020 and 2040: incidence and mortality estimates from GLOBOCAN, Gut, ISSN:0017-5749

Matta M, Deubler E, Chajes V, et al., 2022, Circulating plasma phospholipid fatty acid levels and breast cancer risk in the Cancer Prevention Study-II Nutrition Cohort, International Journal of Cancer, Vol:151, ISSN:0020-7136, Pages:2082-2094

Tian Y, Kim AE, Bien SA, et al., 2022, Genome-wide interaction analysis of genetic variants with menopausal hormone therapy for colorectal cancer risk, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Vol:114, ISSN:0027-8874, Pages:1135-1148

Dimou N, Omiyale W, Biessy C, et al., 2022, Cigarette smoking and endometrial cancer risk: observational and mendelian randomization analyses, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, Vol:31, ISSN:1055-9965, Pages:OF1-OF10

Campbell PT, Newton CC, Jacobs EJ, et al., 2022, Prospective Associations of Hemoglobin A1c and c-peptide with Risk of Diabetes-related Cancers in the Cancer Prevention Study-II Nutrition Cohort, Cancer Research Communications, Vol:2, Pages:653-662

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