The George Institute’s Dr Sanne Peters appointed Research Fellow at Green Templeton College

Dr Sanne Peters, Research Fellow in Epidemiology at The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford, has been appointed a Research Fellow at Green Templeton College.

The three-year appointment to the college recognises the very high calibre of Dr Peters’ research at the university, and will see her act as a college adviser to graduate students, serve on committees, and play an active role in the social and intellectual life of the college.

‘I am delighted to have been appointed a Research Fellow at Green Templeton College, which has such a strong focus on medical, health and social sciences, I was attracted by the college’s ethos of academic study for real-world impact, and am looking forward to being involved in a very vibrant and supportive community." said Dr Peters.

Dr Peters’ research is primarily focused on the determination and quantification of major and modifiable risk factors for chronic diseases, and how these associations may differ between women and men. She obtained her a PhD in Epidemiology from Utrecht University, and worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Utrecht University and at the University of Cambridge. In 2017, Dr Peters was awarded a prestigious Strategic Skills Development Fellowship by the UK’s Medical Research Council.

Green Templeton College is Oxford's newest graduate college, founded in 2008 following the merger of Green College and Templeton College. It aims to lead the way in graduate education at Oxford, and has a distinctive academic profile, specialising in subjects relating to human welfare and social, economic and environmental well-being in the 21st century, including medical sciences, management, and a broad range of social sciences.

Dr Peters’ appointment as a Research Fellow at Green Templeton College comes into effect on 1 February 2019. She will join The George Institute’s Dr Jane Hirst, also a Research Fellow at the college, and Professor Mark Woodward, who is a Senior Visiting Research Fellow.