Prof. Carol Brayne
Director of Cambridge Institute of Public Health
Epidemiology and public health; public health of ageing
Professor Brayne is a medically qualified epidemiologist and public health academic. She has pioneered the study of dementia in population. She graduated in medicine from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine (University of London) and went on to train in general medicine. After gaining membership of the Royal College of Physicians she worked as a junior doctor at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. With a Training Fellowship from the Medical Research Council, she studied epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Her higher degree (MD) focused on ageing and dementia (University of London).
A fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, Professor Brayne was listed among the highest cited scholars in the world across all disciplines in 2018 and awarded a CBE for services to public health medicine in the Queen’s 2017 Honours.