Programme Leader and MRC Investigator
Physical Activity Epidemiology
Current work and interests
Søren Brage is the Group Leader of the Physical Activity Epidemiology group. His research interests include developing and evaluating assessment methods for physical activity and fitness at population level, the descriptive epidemiology of physical activity, characterisation of the relationship between physical activity and metabolic disease, and how this relationship may be modified by genetic factors.
Background and experience
Søren has an MSc in Exercise Science and an honours degree in health research from the University of Southern Denmark (Odense). He also has MPhil and PhD degrees in Epidemiology from the University of Cambridge. During his PhD, he developed and evaluated techniques for objective assessment of physical activity and fitness in populations, using combined accelerometry and heart rate monitoring. These and similar objective methods have now been implemented in several population studies nationally and worldwide which form the basis of the Physical Activity Epidemiology group’s work.