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Professor Rebecca Hardy

r_hardy.jpgProfessor Rebecca Hardy is a programme leader at the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at UCL and Professor in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics at UCL. She has a BSc in Mathematics from Sheffield University and an MSc in Medical Statistics and Information Technology from Leicester University. Her PhD, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, investigated statistical issues in meta-analysis. She joined the MRC National Survey of Health and Development team in 1995.

Rebecca’s research investigates how risk factors from across the life course influence cardiovascular ageing and development of CVD. She is particularly interested in how prenatal development, childhood growth, timing of puberty and adult body size and blood pressure trajectories influence cardiovascular ageing. Her research also investigates the factors that influence life course body size and blood pressure trajectories. With a background in statistics, Rebecca is also interested in the methodology for the analysis of life course data and for cross-cohort comparisons. 


Further information and publications can be found of Rebecca's IRIS profile