Professor Nick Wareham MB BS MSc FRCP FFPHM


  • Co-Director, Institute of Metabolic Science
  • Director, MRC Epidemiology Unit
  • Honorary Consultant, Addenbrooke's Hospital

Nick Wareham is Co-Director of the University Institute of Metabolic Science, the Director of the MRC Epidemiology Unit and an Honorary Consultant at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. He is also Director of the University of Cambridge Centre of Public Health Research Excellence – CEDAR. He was formerly a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in Clinical Science in Cambridge. He qualified from St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, London and trained in internal medicine in London before studying epidemiology and public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Harvard University, Boston, USA and at the University of Cambridge.

His main research interests are the aetiology of obesity and diabetes and primary and secondary prevention. He is a Principal Investigator on the EPIC-Norfolk study. His group has a long-standing interest in physical activity epidemiology, particularly in objective measurement. He is the Co-ordinator of the InterAct project, an EU-funded study of the interaction between genetic and lifestyle factors on diabetes risk.

Outside of work he plays hockey and cricket and is musical director for the Bourn Players.