MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit

  • BS8 2BN

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The aims of MRC IEU are:

  • To apply the novel causal methods developed in the MRC IEU to key research questions related to causes of bone, cardiometabolic, reproductive, mental and other aspects of ill-health. To ensure that the results from these studies are appropriately translated into clinical/public health practice and industrial partnerships
  • To ensure that the novel causal methods for study design, data analysis and data collection that are developed in the unit are widely applied internationally to improve causal inference and clinical and public health practice
  • To develop exemplar methods and pioneering approaches for the secure and ethical sharing of large volumes of data for efficient and effective population health research, and instigating and participating in large-scale activities that require the volume of data available to our collaborative network.

These aims will be achieved by delivering an interlinked portfolio of research, led by Professor George Davey Smith.

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    Research Output

    A Bayesian predictive approach for dealing with pseudoreplication

    Lazic, S. E., Mellor, J. R., Ashby, M. C. & Munafo, M. R., 11 Feb 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 10 p., 2366 (2020).

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    54 Downloads (Pure)

    A comparison of the associations between adiposity and lipids in Malawi and the United Kingdom

    Soares, A. L. G., Banda, L., Amberbir, A., Jaffar, S., Musicha, C., Price, A. J., Crampin, A. C., Nyirenda, M. J. & Lawlor, D. A., 16 Jul 2020, In : BMC Medicine. 18, 13 p., 181 (2020).

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
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  • 36 Downloads (Pure)

    A cross-disorder PRS-pheWAS of 5 major psychiatric disorders in UK Biobank

    Leppert, B., Millard, L. A. C., Riglin, L., Davey Smith, G., Thapar, A., Tilling, K. M., Walton, E. & Stergiakouli, E., 11 May 2020, In : PLoS Genetics. 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    Projects

    Student theses

    An Epigenome-Wide Association Study of Eczema

    Author: Berryman, K., 7 May 2019

    Supervisor: Paternoster, L. (Supervisor), Elliott, H. (Supervisor) & Relton, C. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Science (MSc)

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    Appraising the causal relationship between DNA methylation and type 2 diabetes

    Author: Juvinao-Quintero, D., 7 May 2019

    Supervisor: Elliott, H. (Supervisor), Relton, C. (Supervisor) & Sharp, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Behavioural outcomes and neuropathology associated with mild traumatic brain injury

    Author: Kennedy, E., 19 Mar 2019

    Supervisor: Munafo, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Prizes

    British Association of Psychopharmacology President's Poster Prize

    Maynard, Olivia M (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Cambridge Cognition Prize

    Munafo, Marcus R (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    ESRC Outstanding Early Career Impact Prize

    Maynard, Olivia M (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Activities

    Mendelian randomization: past, present and future

    George Davey Smith (Speaker)

    23 Jan 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Some constraints on the scope and potential of personalised medicine

    George Davey Smith (Speaker)

    30 Jan 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Maurice Bloch Seminar

    George Davey Smith (Invited speaker)

    29 May 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk