Senior Investigator Profile

First NameSimon
Award StatusTerm 1
Current PostProfessor
DepartmentPublic Health and Primary Care
Telephone+44 01223 330307
InstitutionUniversity of Cambridge
NHS TrustNHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG
Region NameEast of England
Primary Research FieldPrimary Health Care
Secondary Research FieldPublic Health - Preventive Medicine
BiographySimon Griffin is Professor of General Practice at the University of Cambridge, Group Leader in the Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit ( and 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 an assistant General Practitioner at Lensfield Medical Practice and fellow of Wolfson College. 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. He published the first diabetes risk score and the first trial of screening for type 2 diabetes. He has completed over 30 trials and authored over 300 publications. Away from work Simon plays soccer and surfs.

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