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
- EBCTCG: Early Breast Cancer Trialists' Collaborative Group
- HPS3 / TIMI 55 - REVEAL : Randomised EValuation of the Effects of Anacetrapib through Lipid-modification
- HPS: Heart Protection Study
- Mexico City Prospective Study
- Oxford Cholesterol Study
- Research Regulation
- SEARCH: Study of the Effectiveness of Additional Reductions in Cholesterol and Homocysteine
- 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
Physical Activity, Sedentary Leisure Time, Circulating Metabolic Markers, and Risk of Major Vascular Diseases.
Pang Y. et al, (2019), Circ Genom Precis Med, 12, 386 - 396
General and Abdominal Adiposity and Mortality in Mexico City: Prospective Study of 150 000 Adults.
Gnatiuc L. et al, (2019), Ann Intern Med
Carotid Intima-Media Thickness but Not Carotid Artery Plaque in Healthy Individuals Is Linked to Lean Body Mass.
Arnold M. et al, (2019), J Am Heart Assoc, 8
The advantages of UK Biobank's open access strategy for health research.
Conroy M. et al, (2019), J Intern Med
Reflections on Randomized Trials and Observational Studies "Big Is Beautiful" A Conversation With Sir Rory Collins, FRS
Rutherford JD. and Collins R., (2019), CIRCULATION, 140, 4 - 10