Risk factors for dementia in the Million Women Study
This talk presents results from the Million Women Study, a large 20-year prospective cohort. The talk will first explain the methods of the Study and briefly summarise some of the many results arising from the Study. A rationale will be presented for why the cohort is a useful resource for investigating risk factors for dementia. Results will then be presented from an analysis aimed at determining whether mid-life obesity, poor diet and physical inactivity are causes of dementia.
About the Speaker
Dr Sarah Floud, Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sarah Floud is Co-PI of the Million Women Study and a senior epidemiologist in the Nuffield Department of Population Health. Since 2016 she has been responsible for work on risk factors for dementia in the Million Women Study. She has a background in social science, having studied at the London School of Economics and worked in social research. She has a PhD in epidemiology from Imperial College London.
Sarah’s role at the Cancer Epidemiology Unit involves conducting epidemiological research into risk factors for dementia and heart disease. Her work has mainly focused on social risk factors such as marital status, socio-economic status, social activities and social isolation, but also other lifestyle factors such as physical activity and body mass index. She is responsible for writing the re-survey questionnaires. She is a lecturer, module lead and tutor on the MSc in Global Health Science, where she lectures on social epidemiology, co-leads the module ‘Introduction to Global Health Science’ and provides tutorials on epidemiology.
This event is part of a seminar series:
The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing and The George Institute for Global Health, at the Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health are hosting a joint seminar series on Older Women’s Health, linked to two new initiatives at the University of Oxford – the Ageing Research Collaborative Hub @ Oxford and the Women’s Health @ Oxford Conveners: Professor S...
06 November 2019 17:00 - 18:30
Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets) Oxford OX1 3BD