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Dr Imogen Rogers

Dr Imogen Rogers

Dr Imogen Rogers

Research Fellow in Health Services Research
T: +44 (0)1273 644549
Location: Room 321, Watson Building, University of Brighton, Falmer, BN1 9PH

Area of expertise: Nutrition, epidemiology

Research areas: Evidence synthesis, cancer epidemiology, health services research



Imogen studied Biological Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, before completing an MSc in Human Nutrition and Metabolism at the University of Aberdeen in 1993. She then spent 13 years as part of the nutrition research team working on the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children at the University of Bristol, where she completed her PhD in 200. In 2007 she joined the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences at the University of Brighton as a senior lecturer in human nutrition. In 2013 she moved to New York, and in 2016 started work for Willis Towers Watson. She returned to the UK and joined the Department of Primary Care and Public Health in 2017.



Imogen’s previous research focussed on the dietary data collected as part of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, where she worked on a range of projects in the areas of pregnancy diet and birth outcome, and the relationship between infant and childhood diet and growth, body composition, and childhood markers of long-term risk of chronic disease. Recent research interests include systematic reviews in the area of cancer epidemiology and lithium in drinking water and suicide, and qualitative work in smoking cessation, mental health, and community engagement. 

Selected Publications 

Memon, A., Rogers, I., Fitzsimmons, S. M. D. D., Carter, B., Strawbridge, R., Hidalgo-Mazzei, D., & Young, A. H. (2020). Association between naturally occurring lithium in drinking water and suicide rates: systematic review and meta-analysis of ecological studies. The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science, 217(6), 667-678.

Anjum Memon, Peter Bannister, Imogen Rogers, Josefin Sundin, Bushra Al-Ayadhy, Peter W. James, Richard J.Q. McNally,Changing epidemiology and age-specific incidence of cutaneous malignant melanoma in England: An analysis of the national cancer registration data by age, gender and anatomical site, 1981–2018,The Lancet Regional Health - Europe,Volume 2,2021,100024,ISSN 2666-7762,

Memon A, Rogers I, Paudyal P, Sundin J. Dental x-rays and the risk of thyroid cancer and meningioma: A systematic review and meta-analysis of current epidemiological evidence. Thyroid 2019 Sep 10. Doi:10.1089/thy.2019.0105 [Epub ahead of print].4.

Rogers IS, Northstone K, Dunger DB, Cooper AR, Ness AR, Emmett PM. Diet throughout childhood and age at menarche in a contemporary cohort of British girls. Public Health Nutr. 2010 Dec;13(12):2052-63. doi: 10.1017/S1368980010001461. Epub 2010 Jun 8. PMID: 20529402.5.

Johnson L, van Jaarsveld CHM, Emmett PM, Rogers IS, Ness AR, Hattersley AT, et al. (2009) Dietary Energy Density Affects Fat Mass in Early Adolescence and Is Not Modified by FTO Variants. PLoS ONE 4(3): e4594.

Ong KK, Emmett P, Northstone K, Golding J, Rogers I, Ness AR, Wells JC, Dunger DB. Infancy weight gain predicts childhood body fat and age at menarche in girls. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2009 May;94(5):1527-32. doi: 10.1210/jc.2008-2489. Epub 2009 Feb 24. PMID: 19240149.7.

Rogers IS, Ness AR, Steer CD, Wells JC, Emmett PM, Reilly JR, Tobias J, Smith GD. Associations of size at birth and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry measures of lean and fat mass at 9 to 10 y of age. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006 Oct;84(4):739-47. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/84.4.739. PMID: 17023699.8.

Rogers, I., Emmett, P., Gunnell, D., Dunger, D., & Holly, J. (2006). Milk as a food for growth? The insulin-like growth factors link. Public Health Nutrition, 9(3), 359-368. doi:10.1079/PHN20068539.

Rogers I, Emmett P, Ness A, Golding J. Maternal fish intake in late pregnancy and the frequency of low birth weight and intrauterine growth retardation in a cohort of British infants. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2004 Jun;58(6):486-92. doi: 10.1136/jech.2003.013565. PMID: 15143117; PMCID: PMC1732783.10.

Rogers I, Metcalfe C, Gunnell D, Emmett P, Dunger D, Holly J; Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents Children Study Team. Insulin-like growth factor-I and growth in height, leg length, and trunk length between ages 5 and 10 years. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2006 Jul;91(7):2514-9. doi: 10.1210/jc.2006-0388. Epub 2006 May 2. PMID: 16670160.