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Alexander Tinworth

BHF CRE Graduate Student

Project: Adiposity and cardiovascular disease: proteomic analysis to elucidate causal mechanisms in diverse populations

Supervisors: Dr Fiona Bragg & Dr Andri Iona


I completed my undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Reading in 2022 where I spent one year working as a clinical scientist at Pfizer UK. It was my industrial placement that forged my interest in public health and epidemiology, as I assisted various teams in both Europe and the United States on phase 4 vaccine studies relating to their pneumococcal vaccine. Following this, I undertook the MSc in Global Health Science and Epidemiology at the University of Oxford which sparked my interest in genetic epidemiology, particularly advances in proteomics.

My DPhil focuses on using data from the China Kadoorie and UK biobanks on 7000 circulating plasma protein levels to uncover mechanisms that contribute to the association between adiposity and cardiovascular disease. This will be supervised by Dr Fiona Bragg, Dr Andri Iona, and Professor Zhengming Chen.  

Undergraduate degree: University of Reading: BSc Biomedical Sciences with Industrial Experience, followed by an MSc in Global Health Science and Epidemiology at the University of Oxford.

Studentship dates: 2023-2026