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Meet our directors and interdisciplinary team of researchers and professionals contributing to the work of the Centre.


Professor Will Dixon

Professor Will Dixon


Will's research focuses on the use of digital data in epidemiology and clinical epidemiology including pharmacoepidemiology (steroids, biologics).

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Dr John McBeth

Professor John McBeth

Deputy director

John aims to translate the Centre's research into policy and practice through the Centre's patient and research partners.

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Lead researchers

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Professor Ian Bruce

Occurrence and progression of disease

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Professor David Felson

Data analysis and methodologies

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Dr Jenny Humphreys

Occurrence and progression of disease

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Professor Kimme Hyrich

Treatment and effectiveness and safety

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Dr Meghna Jani

Treatment effectiveness and safety

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Dr Mark Lunt

Improving analysis methods

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Dr Janet Mcdonagh

Occurrence and progression of disease

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Professor Terence O’Neill

Treatment effectiveness and safety

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Dr Jamie Sergeant

Improving analysis methods

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Professor Deborah Symmons 

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Dr Sabine van der Veer

Advancing digital data

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Professor Suzanne Verstappen

Occurrence and progression of disease

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Visit the Governance page to see the members of our Intrastructure Team, Research User Group and Boards.

For a full list of our research staff, please see Centre for Epidemiology in Research Explorer.