Marie Cantwell

      Dr Marie Cantwell

      Senior Lecturer

      Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 4644

      For media contact email
      or call +44(0)2890 973091.

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      Research Interests

      My research is focused on elucidating the link between dietary intake and cancer risk and progression.  The work concentrates on four main areas: (1) Analysis of dietary intake data within large cohorts and randomised controlled trials (2) Development of interventions to promote long term behaviour change (3) Human nutrition intervention studies with whole foods and whole diets examining clinically relevant endpoints (3) Developing  evidence based guidelines through systematic reviews and meta-analyses of dietary intake and cancer risk and progression (4) Collaboration with NI Biobank to examine the relationship between nutrition/obesity related molecular markers in tumour tissue and cancer progression.  


      Achievements and Distinctions 

      • National Cancer Institute, Cancer Prevention Fellow 2002-2005

      • National Cancer Institute Visiting Fellow 2001-2002

      • World Cancer Research Fund award

      Grant Review

      • Cancer Research UK Population Sciences Committee Epidemiology Grant reviewer 2015 to date
      • Horizon 2020 grant reviewer 2014
      • Horizon 2020 grant reviewer 2016



      Working group member of the National Cancer Institute Barrett’s and Eesophageal Adenocarcinoma Consortium (BEACON)

      UK Biobank Endeometrial Cancer working group member

      International Agency for Research on Cancer working group member for monograph 114, Carcinogenicity of red and processed meat.

      NIHR working group member Nutrition and Cancer Infrastructure collaboration


      Dissertation supervisor

      PhD; Masters in Public Health;


      Undergraduate teaching

      Alu2008 Diet and Health:  Use of photographs and food frequency questionnaires to measure heterocyclic amines  (practical), bone health (lecture), vegetarianism (lecture), diet, salt and hypertension (lecture), healthy eating and food shopping (lecture), dental health and diet (lecture). 

      • Module co-ordinator, Student Selected Component Nutrition and Cancer, 3rd year Medical, September 2007 to date.
      • Module coordinator- tutorials and assignment - Concepts in People and Populations MED2015, March 2010 to date


      Postgraduate Teaching

      • Lecturer Master's of Science in Public Health September 2008 to date
      • Lecturer Masters Global Health 2014
      • Lecturer Masters Translational Medicine 2014
      • Developed and taught a 2-day Introduction to Stata course, 2007-2012, this course is now available through the Staff training and Development Unit.
      • Nutrition Epidemiology workshop- University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur - Feb 2011

      Frequent Journals

      • British Journal of Cancer

        ISSNs: 0007-0920, 1532-1827

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1532-1827

        Nature Publishing Group

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 5.78 SJR 2.924 SNIP 1.775


      • Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)

        ISSNs: 1469-493X, 1361-6137

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1469-493X

        John Wiley and Sons Ltd

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 6.46 SJR 3.114 SNIP 3.489


      • International Journal of Cancer

        ISSNs: 0020-7136

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1097-0215

        Wiley-Liss Inc.

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 5.93 SJR 2.847 SNIP 1.855


      • American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

        ISSNs: 0002-9165

        American Society for Nutrition

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 5.97 SJR 3.664 SNIP 2.355


      • Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention

        ISSNs: 1055-9965

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1538-7755

        American Association for Cancer Research Inc.

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3.95 SJR 2.527 SNIP 1.326


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