Prof Simon Griffin

Assistant Unit Director of Research and Programme Leader

Simon is Assistant Director of the MRC Epidemiology Unit and is group leader for the Prevention of Diabetes and Related Metabolic Disorders Programme. His research 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 different preventive approaches.

Simon 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 before moving to the University of Cambridge in 1998. He joined the MRC Epidemiology Unit in 2005. In addition to his roles in the MRC Epidemiology Unit, Simon is also Deputy Director of CEDAR (UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Diet and Activity Research), Honorary Professor of General Medical Practice at Aarhus University Denmark, an Honorary Consultant at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trust, Primary Care Lead for the Eastern Region Diabetes Research Network and an Assistant General Practitioner at Lensfield Medical Practice. Away from work Simon plays soccer and surfs.


MRC Epidemiology Unit,
University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine,
Box 285 Institute of Metabolic Science,
Cambridge Biomedical Campus,
Cambridge CB2 0QQ


Phone: +44 (0) 1223 330315