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Dr Imogen Rogers

Dr Imogen Rogers

Dr Imogen Rogers

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

Area of expertise: Nutrition, epidemiology

Research areas: Pregnancy, childhood and infancy diet, early predictors of chronic disease risk


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 team working on the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children at the University of Bristol, where she completed her PhD in 2000. In 2007 Imogen 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 as a data scientist. After returning to the UK Imogen joined the Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Brighton and Sussex Medical School in August 2017.



Imogen’s previous research has focussed on the dietary data obtained 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 qualitative work in smoking cessation and mental health.

Selected publications

Rogers I, Emmett P, ALSPAC Study Team. Fat content of the diet among preschool children in south-west Britain. II. Relationship with growth, blood lipids and iron status. Pediatrics 2001;108(3):e49 (

Rogers I and the EURO-BLCS Study Group. The influence of birthweight and intrauterine environment on adiposity and fat distribution in later life. International Journal of Obesity 2003;27:755-777.

Rogers IS, Gunnell D, Emmett PM, Glynn LR, Dunger DB, Holly JM, ALSPAC Study Team. Cross-sectional associations of diet and insulin-like growth factor levels in 7- to 8-year old children. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention 2005;14:204-212.

Rogers IS, Ness AR, Steer CD, Wells JCK, Emmett PM, Reilly JR, Tobias J. Associations of size at birth and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry measures of lean and fat mass at 9 to 10 y of age. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2006;84:739-747.

Rogers IS, Ness AR, Hebditch K, Jones LR, Emmett PM. Quality of food eaten in English primary schools: school dinners versus packed lunches. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2007;61:856-864.

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 Nutrition 2010;2:2052-2063.

Ntouva A, Rogers I, Macadam A, Emmett P. Weaning practices and iron status of exclusively breast fed infants. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 2011;24:297-298.

Ntouva A, Macadam A, Emmett P, Mukhopadhyay S, Basu K, Inglis S, Memon A. Age of solid food introduction, diet and food preferences in 9 month old infants. A descriptive analysis of data from the GO-CHILD birth cohort. Maternal and Child Nutrition 2013;9(S3):50-51.