The Epidemiology and Biostatistics research group bring together biologists, laboratory scientists, clinicians, psychologists, epidemiologists, biostatisticians and statisticians to develop, conduct and interpret cancer research. The group works across sites, with bases in the Leeds Institute of Data Analytics and Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James’s.

Interests and activities 

Investigates how diseases occur in different groups of people, at different rates, in different ways, and with different outcomes. Specialising in population data, genetic epidemiology and developing new statistical/epidemiological methods. Our research areas includes:
– colorectal cancer
– melanoma
– testicular cancer
– cancer in children and young adults
– musculoskeletal disease
– cardiovascular disease
– a methodology based on large numbers of genetic variants and/or the interaction of genes and environment.


Eva Morris – Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Leeds Medical Research (LIMR)