Professor Simon Griffin MB BS MSc DM FRCGP


  • Professor of General Practice, CU Department of Public Health and Primary Care

Simon Griffin is Professor of General Practice at the University of Cambridge (, Assistant Director of the Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit (, Deputy Director of CEDAR (the UKCRC Public Health Centre of Excellence for Diet and Activity Research,, Honorary Professor of General Medical Practice at Aarhus University Denmark, Honorary Consultant at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and NHS England and an assistant General Practitioner at Lensfield Medical Practice (

He qualified from the London Hospital Medical College in 1986 and trained in Clinical Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Southampton and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine prior to his appointment to the University of Cambridge. He leads a research programme which contributes to efforts aimed at preventing the growing burden of diabetes, obesity and related metabolic disorders by translating epidemiological knowledge into preventive action, and evaluating the effectiveness of a range of preventive approaches in randomised trials. Publications are available here

Away from work Simon plays soccer and surfs.