Professor Simon Griffin

at Behaviour and Health Research Unit (BHRU), University of Cambridge


Assistant Director, MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge

Dr Simon Griffin is group leader for the Epidemiology Unit Prevention Programme which he joined in 2005. His research contributes to efforts aimed at preventing the growing burden of diabetes, obesity and related metabolic disorders by translating epidemiological knowledge into preventative action, and evaluating the effectiveness of different preventive approaches.

In addition to his roles in the MRC Epidemiology Unit, Simon is also Deputy Director of CEDAR (UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Diet and Activity Research), an Honorary Consultant at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trust, Primary Care Lead for the Eastern Region Diabetes Research Network and an Assistant General Practitioner at Lensfield Medical Practice.

Simon qualified from the London Hospital Medical College and trained in Clinical Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Southampton and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.