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). 



Thomas CE, Georgeson P, Qu C, et al., 2024, Epidemiologic Factors in Relation to Colorectal Cancer Risk and Survival by Genotoxic Colibactin Mutational Signature., Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, Vol:33, Pages:534-546

Tian Y, Lin Y, Qu C, et al., 2024, Genetic risk impacts the association of menopausal hormone therapy with colorectal cancer risk., Br J Cancer

Stern MC, Sanchez Mendez J, Kim AE, et al., 2024, Genome-Wide Gene-Environment Interaction Analyses to Understand the Relationship between Red Meat and Processed Meat Intake and Colorectal Cancer Risk., Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, Vol:33, Pages:400-410

Bull CJ, Hazelwood E, Bell JA, et al., 2023, Identifying metabolic features of colorectal cancer liability using Mendelian randomization., Medrxiv

Thomas M, Su Y-R, Rosenthal EA, et al., 2023, Combining Asian and European genome-wide association studies of colorectal cancer improves risk prediction across racial and ethnic populations, Nature Communications, Vol:14

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