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The China Kadoorie Biobank: ageing, cardiovascular disease and lifestyle factors

The China Kadoorie Biobank (CKB) is a large population-based prospective study of 0.5 M Chinese adults recruited between 2004 and 2008 from 10 regions (five urban and five rural). As the cohort has matured these data have been utilised to investigate important questions related to non-communicable diseases. This talk will begin with an outline of the design of the CKB and a description of the types of information currently available as well as new emerging data. Then exemplars of findings from the CKB resource in relation to ageing, cardiovascular disease and lifestyle factors will be presented in order to illustrate the important contributions made by CKB in these key areas of science.

About the Speaker:

Dr Derrick Bennet, CTSU, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Big Data Institute, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford, UK.

Derrick has a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics, an MSc in Medical Statistics, and a PhD in Epidemiology and Statistics. He has been a Royal Statistical Society accredited Chartered Statistician since 2005.

His research is interdisciplinary, integrative and collaborative and uses large-scale observational studies and randomised trials to generate reliable evidence for the prevention of premature deaths and disability from chronic diseases. His work involves applying statistical, epidemiological, computational, and genetic tools to understand associations of exposures with chronic diseases. His research aims to drive improvements in population health by identifying novel treatment targets and implementing precision strategies for primary and secondary prevention of major disease outcomes such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer.

He co-leads the Statistical Group in the China Kadoorie Biobank and oversees a portfolio of research related to ageing, cardiovascular, respiratory, and lifestyle factors. He is responsible for ensuring that the study design methodology is robust, appropriate and deliverable as well as for securing grant income as the statistical lead.

Please note that this is a Hybrid event. We welcome colleagues to 66 Banbury Road or on line via Zoom:


This event is part of a seminar series:

Hilary 2024 Seminar Series: Health, Ageing and Longevity: exploring perspectives from across the University of Oxford

Convenor:  Prof Sarah Harper CBE Please note that this is a Hybrid event. We welcome colleagues to 66 Banbury Road or on line via Zoom:    

Event Details

25 January 2024 14:00 - 15:00


Online & 66 Banbury Rd