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People Professor Terry Dwyer

Executive Director of the George Institute for Global Health and Oxford Martin Senior Fellow, Oxford Martin School


Professor of Epidemiology

Over his career, Terry Dwyer has had a major involvement on the effects of early life exposures on later disease.  This has included early exposures and disease outcomes in infancy and childhood such as SIDS, but also early life influences on adult conditions such as cardiovascular disease. His current work focuses on the joint effects of genes and environment in diseases as diverse as cancer, cardiovascular disease and multiple sclerosis. His efforts are now concentrated on two major global cohort collaborations, which he leads. The International Childhood Cancer Cohort Consortium is the major focus of his work on childhood disease.  This consortium seeks to obtain the first prospective data, both from questionnaires and bio specimens, on the potential causes of childhood cancer.  The consortium intends to pool data from 1 million mothers and babies to provide the necessary power to examine exposure-disease associations, and has already compiled data on approximately 400,000 subjects.

He was a member of Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council’s Research Committee; and was also Chair of the World Health Organization’s Western Pacific Region Advisory and a member of the World Health Organization’s Global Advisory Committee on Health Research. He is currently leading the I4C (International Childhood Cancer Cohort Consortium), and a member of the UK Biobank Scientific Advisory Board. He is chairing the International Child Cardiovascular Cohort Consortium (i3C).

Oxford Martin School

Oxford Martin School

Executive Director of the George Institute for Global Health and Oxford Martin Senior Fellow