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Dr Kimberley BurrowsPhD

Senior Research Associate in Applied Nutritional and Genetic Epidemiology

Kimberley Burrows

Dr Kimberley BurrowsPhD

Senior Research Associate in Applied Nutritional and Genetic Epidemiology

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Research interests

I am a senior research associate at the Integrative Cancer Epidemiology Programme (ICEP) based at the University of Bristol. My current research involves applying Mendelian Randomization techniques to investigate the causal relationships between one-carbon micronutrients such as folate and vitamin B12 with a range of cancers. I work with several datasets including ALSPAC (Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children), UK Biobank and a variety of cancer-specific consortium data.

Prior to this role, I investigated or contributed analyses to the role of DNA methylation in outcomes such as asthma, lung function, blood pressure, and eczema. These studies were conducted as part of the Pregnancy and Childhood Epigenetics (PACE) consortium. I have also contributed towards the investigation of the genetics of DNA methylation as part of the Genetics of DNA Methylation Consortium (GoDMC).

I gained my PhD at the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (IEU) based at the University of Bristol. I investigated the contribution of quantitative nucleic acid markers such as salivary amylase copy number variation, mtDNA copy number, and cell-free mtDNA copy number with a number of health outcomes and risk factors in ALSPAC. As well as having a statistical epidemiology framework, this PhD had a substantive lab element in quantifying these markers in large population cohorts. 

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  • ICEP

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Postal address:
Oakfield House
Oakfield Grove
Clifton
Bristol
United Kingdom