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The Australian National University

Professor Emily Banks

MBBS(Hons I) BMedSci(Hons I) PhD FAFPHM
Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health
ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment

Areas of expertise

  • Epidemiology 111706
  • Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Health 111701
  • Oncology And Carcinogenesis 1112
  • Public Health And Health Services 1117
  • Preventive Medicine 111716

Research interests

  • large scale cohort studies
  • pharmacoepidemiology
  • hormone replacement therapy
  • breast cancer screening
  • fracture
  • obesity and physical activity

 

Biography

Professor Emily Banks is a public health physician and epidemiologist with interest and expertise in large scale cohort studies, pharmacoepidemiology, women’s health, Aboriginal Health and healthy ageing. She is currently the Head of the Epidemiology for Policy and Practice group at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU, Scientific Director of the 45 and Up Study, Chair of the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Medicines and Chair of the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Vaccines. She was based in the UK from 1995-2003, where she was Deputy Director of the Cancer Research UK Epidemiology Unit at the University of Oxford and joint Principal Investigator of the Million Women Study. Professor Banks was awarded the UK Woman of Achievement in Science and Technology in 2000, was a finalist for Young Cancer Researcher of the Year in 2005. She has also received awards for career achievement (2010), media engagement (2011) and research translation (2011). In 2014, she received the National Breast Cancer Foundation Patron’s Award for services to breast cancer research. In 2015, she was awarded the Medical Journal of Australia/MDANational Prize for Excellence in Medical Research, with colleagues from the Unversity of Sydney. The main emphasis of her work has been in using cohort study methodology to identify potentially modifiable factors affecting individual and population health in different settings and in quantifying their effects, to inform improvements in health and health care.

Available student projects

- men's health: factors influencing prostate, urinary and sexual health

- obesity and mental health

Publications

Projects and Grants

Grants are drawn from ARIES. To add Projects or Grants please contact your College Research Office.

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Updated:  22 July 2017 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers