Professor Sir Rory Collins
- ATLAS: International ATLAS (Adjuvant Tamoxifen Longer Against Shorter) Breast Cancer Treatment Trial
- ATT: Antithrombotic Trialists' Collaboration
- CTT: Cholesterol Treatment Trialists' Collaboration
- HPS3 / TIMI 55 - REVEAL : Randomised EValuation of the Effects of Anacetrapib through Lipid-modification
- HPS: Heart Protection Study
- International Study of Infarct Survival (ISIS)
- Mexico City Prospective Study
- Oxford Cholesterol Study
- Research Regulation
- SEARCH: Study of the Effectiveness of Additional Reductions in Cholesterol and Homocysteine
- The Early Breast Cancer Trialists' Collaborative Group (EBCTCG)
- Trials Methodology
- UK Biobank
Head of Nuffield Department of Population Health and BHF Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Rory Collins studied Medicine at St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School, London University (1974-1980), and Statistics at George Washington University (1976-7) and at Oxford University (1982-3).
In 1985 he became co-director, with Professor Sir Richard Peto, of the University of Oxford's Clinical Trial Service Unit & Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU). In 1996, he was appointed Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Oxford, supported by the British Heart Foundation.
He became Principal Investigator and Chief Executive of the UK Biobank prospective study of 500,000 people in September 2005. From July 2013, he became the Head of the Nuffield Department of Population Health at Oxford University.
His work has been in the establishment of large-scale epidemiological studies of the causes, prevention and treatment of heart attacks, other vascular disease, and cancer. He was knighted in 2011 for his services to science.
Efficacy and safety of cholesterol-lowering treatment: prospective meta-analysis of data from 90,056 participants in 14 randomised trials of statins.
Baigent C. et al, (2005), Lancet, 366, 1267 - 1278
Collaborative meta-analysis of randomised trials of antiplatelet therapy for prevention of death, myocardial infarction, and stroke in high risk patients.
Antithrombotic Trialists' Collaboration None., (2002), BMJ, 324, 71 - 86
MRC/BHF Heart Protection Study of cholesterol lowering with simvastatin in 20,536 high-risk individuals: a randomised placebo-controlled trial.
Heart Protection Study Collaborative Group None., (2002), Lancet, 360, 7 - 22
Trastuzumab for early-stage, HER2-positive breast cancer: a meta-analysis of 13 864 women in seven randomised trials.
Early Breast Cancer Trialists’ Collaborative group (EBCTCG) None., (2021), Lancet Oncol, 22, 1139 - 1150
Low-intensity daily smoking and cause-specific mortality in Mexico: prospective study of 150 000 adults.
Thomson B. et al, (2021), Int J Epidemiol, 50, 955 - 964
United Kingdom Biobank (UK Biobank): JACC Focus Seminar 6/8.
Caleyachetty R. et al, (2021), J Am Coll Cardiol, 78, 56 - 65
Association of kidney function with NMR-quantified lipids, lipoproteins, and metabolic measures in Mexican adults.
Aguilar-Ramirez D. et al, (2021), J Clin Endocrinol Metab
Sequencing of 640,000 exomes identifies GPR75 variants associated with protection from obesity.
Akbari P. et al, (2021), Science, 373