Sheila Rodwell OBE (née Harrison; March 7, 1947 in St Albans – June 16, 2009 in Cambridge), known professionally by her first married name Sheila Bingham, was a British nutritional epidemiologist known for conducting detailed studies into clarify the biological mechanisms underlying the effects of different diets on health and disease, especially cancer.
She was educated at Loughborough High School and graduated from Queen Elizabeth College in 1968 with a BSc in Nutrition in 1968, and 1969 with a Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics as dietitian. In 1984, she was awarded her PhD from the University of London for her work on the development of biomarkers of nutritional intake.
After having worked as a hospital dietitian, she became research officer at the MRC Dunn Human Nutrition Unit. She was one of the founding investigators of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition and the EPIC Norfolk cohort in and around Norwich. She became deputy director of the MRC Dunn Human Nutrition Unit in 1997 and leader of the "Diet and Cancer" group. In 2006, she became director of the new MRC Centre for Nutritional Epidemiology in Cancer Prevention and Survival at the University of Cambridge. She was honorary professor of Nutritional Epidemiology at the University of Cambridge and life-long fellow at Clare Hall.
Her research focused in particular on the association between diet and disease, and in particular objective methods for the objective assessment of dietary exposure.
She married Roger Bingham in 1970; in 2000 she married Simon Rodwell.
- "Professor Sheila Bingham". MRC Collaborative Centre for Human Nutrition Research. 18 July 2009. Retrieved 19 December 2009.[dead link]
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