Eve Roman
Director, Epidemiology & Cancer Statistics Group



Working at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in the 1970s/80s, Eve is an epidemiologist with a longstanding interest in the exploitation of routinely collected health data for research purposes.  Collaborating on several large national/international cancer studies, notably the UK Childhood Cancer Study (UKCCS), she moved to the University of Oxford in 1989 and the University of Leeds in 1996.  Re-locating to the University of York in 2004, Eve’s research group worked with NHS clinicians and laboratory scientists to establish the Haematological Malignancy Research Network (HMRN); predicated on NHS infrastructures, this unique population-based patient cohort is now providing good quality “real-world” data to inform contemporary clinical practice and research – locally, nationally and internationally.


  • BSc Applied Biology, Brunel University
  • PhD Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Departmental roles

  • Research Committee
  • Graduate School Board



Areas of interest:

  • Cancer epidemiology, particularly haematological malignancy and childhood cancer
  • Determinants of child health and adverse reproductive events
  • Epidemiological study design
  • Effective use of routinely collected health data for epidemiological research


Research group(s)

Epidemiology & Cancer Statistics Group


Eve would be interested in supervising PhDs in the following areas: epidemiology of haematological malignancies, cancers of children and young adults, and adverse reproductive events.



  • Contributor to Biology modules Introduction to Biomedical Science (year 1) and Understanding Health and Disease (year 2)


  • Co-module leader (with Tom Johnston) for Epidemiology, Department of Health Sciences


Full publications list

External activities


  • Yorkshire and Humber & Yorkshire Coast Haematology Cancer Network and Audit Committees
  • United Kingdom Childhood Cancer (UKCCS) Research Committee (www.ukccs.org)
  • Honorary visiting professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Childhood Leukaemia International Consortium (CLIC)
  • International Lymphoma Epidemiology Consortium (InterLymph)

Editorial duties

Media coverage


Contact details

Prof. Eve Roman
Director of ECSG

Tel: +44 1904 32 1882
Fax: +44 1904 32 1899