Dr Naomi Allen, Senior Epidemiologist
Dr Naomi Allen is a Senior Epidemiologist at Oxford University. She will use her previous experience at the Million Women Study to help develop additional measures of exposure for UK Biobank, thereby expanding the types of research using the resource. One of the planned enhancements that Naomi is working on is the analysis of data from the diet web questionnaire, and other enhancements such as our activity monitor devices to measure physical activity. The Million Women Study is itself a landmark health project. It is investigating the factors that affect health in women aged 50 and over, including use of HRT, diet, childbirth and family history of disease. Scientists are using the resource to investigate the causes of a wide range of cancers, heart disease, fractures and other conditions.