Biography

I am a statistician/epidemiologist.

Career History

1993-2003 Research Associate, University of Cambridge
2003-2006 Senior Epidemiologist, NHS
2006-present Lecturer, UEA

Professional Qualifications and professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society

Research Interests

Analysis of large epidemiological datasets, genetic epidemiology.

Career summary

My first degree was in statistics and since then I have moved into epidemiology/medical statistics.

Academic Background

BSc (first class hons) in Statistics, University of Bath, PGDip in Mathematical Statistics, University of Cambridge, PhD in Epidemiology, University of Cambridge.

All Publications

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Bowyer, R. C. E., Jackson, M. A., Pallister, T., Skinner, J., Spector, T. D., Welch, A. A., Steves, C. J.

(2018)

Use of dietary indices to control for diet in human gut microbiota studies,

in Microbiome

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article no. 77

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Welch, A., Skinner, J., Hickson, M.

(2017)

Dietary Magnesium May Be Protective for Aging of Bone and Skeletal Muscle in Middle and Younger Older Age Men and Women: Cross-Sectional Findings from the UK Biobank Cohort,

in Nutrients

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article no. 1189

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Muniraman, H., Gardner, D., Skinner, J., Paweletz, A., Vayalakkad, A., Chee, Y. H., Clifford, C., Sanka, S., Venkatesh, V., Curley, A., Victor, S., Turner, M. A., Clarke, P.

(2017)

Biomarkers of hepatic injury and function in neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and with therapeutic hypothermia,

in European Journal of Pediatrics

176

(10)

pp. 1295–1303

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Crawford, S. M., Skinner, J., Coombes, E., Jones, A. P.

(2017)

Cancer of unknown primary: a cancer registry study of factors affecting access to diagnosis,

in Clinical Oncology

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pp. e39–e46

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Moffat, S., Skinner, J., Fritz, Z.

(2016)

Does resuscitation status affect decision making in a deteriorating patient? Results from a randomised vignette study,

in Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice

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pp. 917–923

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Kelaiditi, E., Jennings, A., Steves, C. J., Skinner, J., Cassidy, A., MacGregor, A. J., Welch, A. A.

(2016)

Measurements of skeletal muscle mass and power are positively related to a Mediterranean dietary pattern in women,

in Osteoporosis International

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pp. 3251–3260

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Killeen, T., Skinner, J., Loke, Y., Jennings, B.

(2016)

Student Selected Components - a modern curriculum to complement a systems-based medical degree,

in MedEdPublish

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article no. 13

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Heelan, M., McAllister, J., Skinner, J.

(2016)

Stuttering, alcohol consumption and smoking,

in Journal of Fluency Disorders

48

pp. 27-34

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Kirkham, E., Skinner, J., Anderson, T., Bazire, S., Twigg, M., Desborough, J.

(2014)

One lithium level >1.0 mmol/L causes an acute decline in eGFR: findings from a retrospective analysis of a monitoring database,

in BMJ Open

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article no. e006020

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Wilson, A. H., Kidd, A. C., Skinner, J., Musonda, P., Pai, Y., Lunt, C. J., Butchart, C., Soiza, R. L., Potter, J. F., Myint, P. K.

(2014)

A simple 5-point scoring system, NaURSE (Na+, Urea, Respiratory Rate and Shock Index in the Elderly), predicts in-hospital mortality in oldest old,

in Age and Ageing

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(3)

pp. 352-357

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Falchi, M., El-sayed Moustafa, J. S., Takousis, P., Pesce, F., Bonnefond, A., Andersson-assarsson, J. C., Sudmant, P. H., Dorajoo, R., Al-shafai, M. N., Bottolo, L., Ozdemir, E., So, H., Davies, R. W., Patrice, A., Dent, R., Mangino, M., Hysi, P. G., Dechaume, A., Huyvaert, M., Skinner, J., Pigeyre, M., Caiazzo, R., Raverdy, V., Vaillant, E., Field, S., Balkau, B., Marre, M., Visvikis-siest, S., Weill, J., Poulain-godefroy, O., Jacobson, P., Sjostrom, L., Hammond, C. J., Deloukas, P., Sham, P. C., Mcpherson, R., Lee, J., Tai, E. S., Sladek, R., Carlsson, L. M. S., Walley, A., Eichler, E. E., Pattou, F., Spector, T. D., Froguel, P.

(2014)

Low copy number of the salivary amylase gene predisposes to obesity,

in Nature Genetics

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pp. 492-497

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Welch, A., Macgregor, A., Minihane, A., Skinner, J., Valdes, A. A., Spector, T. D., Cassidy, A.

(2014)

Dietary Fat and Fatty Acid Profile Are Associated with Indices of Skeletal Muscle Mass in Women Aged 18-79 Years,

in The Journal of Nutrition

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pp. 327-334

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Fairweather-Tait, S. J., Guile, G. R., Valdes, A. M., Wawer, A. A., Hurst, R., Skinner, J., Macgregor, A. J.

(2013)

The contribution of diet and genotype to iron status in women: a classical twin study,

in PLoS ONE

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article no. e83047

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Jennings, B. A., Loke, Y. K., Skinner, J., Keane, M., Chu, G. S., Turner, R., Epurescu, D., Barrett, A., Willis, G.

(2013)

Evaluating predictive pharmacogenetic signatures of adverse events in colorectal cancer patients treated with fluoropyrimidines,

in PLoS ONE

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article no. e78053

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Pintilie, H., Myint, P. K., Skinner, J., Potter, J. F., Metcalf, A. K.

(2012)

Poor visual estimation of stroke patients' body weight by healthcare professionals has implications for stroke thrombolysis therapy,

in International Journal of Stroke

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pp. E6-7

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Fordham, R., Skinner, J., Wang, X., Nolan, J.

(2012)

The economic benefit of hip replacement: a 5-year follow-up of costs and outcomes in the Exeter Primary Outcomes Study,

in BMJ Open

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article no. e000752

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Watts, R. A., Mooney, J., Skinner, J., Scott, D. G. I., Macgregor, A. J., Macgregor, A.

(2012)

The contrasting epidemiology of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's) and microscopic polyangiitis,

in Rheumatology

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(5)

pp. 926-931

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Kwok, C., Skinner, J., Metcalf, A., Potter, J., Myint, P.

(2012)

Prior antiplatelet or anticoagulant therapy and mortality in stroke,

in Heart

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pp. 712-717

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Fairweather-Tait, S. J., Skinner, J., Guile, G. R., Cassidy, A., Spector, T. D., MacGregor, A. J.

(2011)

Diet and bone mineral density study in postmenopausal women from the TwinsUK registry shows a negative association with a traditional English dietary pattern and a positive association with wine,

in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

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pp. 1371-1375

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De La Iglesia, B., Potter, J., Poulter, N., Robins, M., Skinner, J.

(2011)

Performance of the ASSIGN cardiovascular disease risk score on a UK cohort of patients from general practice,

in Heart

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pp. 491-499

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Key Research Interests

Analysis of large epidemiological datasets, genetic epidemiology.

Selected publications

Diet and bone mineral density study in postmenopausal women from the TwinsUK registry shows a negative association with a traditional English dietary pattern and a positive association with wine. Fairweather-Tait SJ, Skinner J, Guile GR, Cassidy A, Spector TD, MacGregor AJ. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Nov;94(5):1371-5
Prior antiplatelet or anticoagulant therapy and mortality in stroke. Chun Shing Kwok, Jane Skinner, Anthony K Metcalf, John F Potter, Phyo Kyaw Myint. Heart 2012 [Epub ahead of print]
Dietary garlic and hip osteoarthritis: evidence of a protective effect and putative mechanism of action. Williams FM, Skinner J, Spector TD, Cassidy A, Clark IM, Davidson RM, MacGregor AJ. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2010 11:280
Performance of the ASSIGN cardiovascular disease risk score on a UK cohort of patients from general practice. de la Iglesia B, Potter JF, Poulter NR, Robins MM, Skinner J. Heart. 2011 97(6):491-9.
The contrasting epidemiology of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's) and microscopic polyangiitis. Watts RA, Mooney J, Skinner J, Scott DG, Macgregor AJ. Rheumatology 2012. [Epub ahead of print]

Research Group Membership

Population Health Group, MED

Teaching Interests

Medical statistics, epidemiology.

Teaching Activities

  • Research methods teaching on the MBBS; SSS epidemiology teaching; lecture on the MScs in Health Sciences and Statistics.

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • I teach on the MPhil in Epidemiology at Cambridge.

Key Responsibilities

Year 2 research methods lead (MBBS); module lead for “Further Quantitative Methods” module on the MSc in Health Sciences.

Administrative Posts

  • Unit lead on the MSc module Further Quantitative Methods (MED-M32Y)
  • Theme lead for years 1 and 2 epidemnology SSS on the MBBS