Dr Brian Cox BSC MA


  • formerly, Graduate Admissions Tutor, Wolfson College
  • Director, UK Health & Lifestyle Survey
  • formerly, University Lecturer in Medicine, CU Dept of Community Medicine and

Dr Brian Cox is the Praelector. His role is to Matriculate all new members of the College. This is a traditional formal registration of the student as a member of the University and the College.

Following the successful completion of the student's course of study, it is the Praelector's responsibility on behalf of the College to present the student in the University Senate House for admission to their degree.

Brian Cox has been involved in research allied to medicine during his entire academic career. Firstly, he was researching diabetes at Guy' Hospital, which continued following his appointment as University Lecturer at Cambridge. His interests broadened to look at the relationship of lifestyle behaviours to other diseases, including cardio-vascular disease and cancer. In 1984/5 he became Director of the Health & Lifestyle Survey, the first representative nationwide survey in the UK, a position that he still holds as records of death and cancer of the survey respondents continue to be received.

Outside interests are genealogy, local history, skiing, Parish Council and playing in a Jazz group.