George Davey Smith FRS

Clinical Epidemiologist and Director of the MRC IEU

George Davey Smith FRS is a clinical epidemiologist and Director of the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (IEU) at the University of Bristol who has focused on methods for improving causal inference in studies of disease aetiology and disease prevention. He pioneered the use of germline genetic variants for investigating modifiable causes of disease (“Mendelian randomization”)and throughout his career has promoted increasing the accessibility of data, and implemented this in studies he has led, including the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and their Children (ALSPAC).

Sponsored by Oracle Cancer Trust (charity no. 1142037) in memory of Blair Hesketh.

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