Jane Armitage, FRCP, FFPH, OBE, is Professor of Clinical Trials and Epidemiology and Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine and also Director of Training and Career Development for the Nuffield Department of Population Health. She works on the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease and has led large-scale randomized controlled trials.
Dr Armitage is Chief Investigator for the BHF-supported ASCEND trial of aspirin and fish oils involving 15,000 people with diabetes. She collaborates with other epidemiologists and statisticians in NDPH on a variety of genetic and other risk factor studies based on the trial cohorts. She also continues a clinical role in the Lipid Clinic at the Oxford University Hospital NHS Trust and has a particular interest in the safety of statins. Her main research interests are in lipids and the epidemiology of cardiovascular and other chronic diseases including osteoporosis.
Dr Armitage was awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to medical research.