DPhil MBChB MRes MSc MRCGP
Ben Amies-Cull is a health modeller at the Sustainable Healthy Food Group, Health Behaviours Team. He works on simulation modelling using the PRIMEtime model structure, to quantify the impacts of interventions in the food system, involving research across policy analysis, epidemiology and health economics. He completed DPhil at Nuffield Department of Population Health in 2023, which involved building a simulation model to allow the health and healthcare cost impacts of BMI interventions in local authority areas to be estimated over the lifetime. He works across the COPPER project, LEAP and BRC, and is Co-I on the Cambridge University project to evaluate the health impacts of restricting the growth of takeaway food outlets.
He is interested in how population-level interventions can be best designed to improve health and reduce inequalities, how to perform health economic evaluation for these interventions and how to synthesise evidence for use in public policy more broadly. He has taught on statistics and epidemiology on the NDPH Masters in Global Health Sciences and Epidemiology, on evidence in public policy on the Blavatnik School's Masters in Public Policy and on public health on BSc Human Sciences. He studied medicine at the University of Manchester, with Masters by Research focusing on qualitative methods, then completed a further Masters in Health Policy at Imperial College. He continues to work as a GP in an inner-city area.
He is recruiting for potential DPhil students and always looking to grow contacts in policymaking bodies and think tanks - please contact via email.
Nguyen DT. et al, (2023), PLoS ONE, 18
Amies-Cull B. et al, (2022)
Estimating the potential impacts of the Public Health England Sugar Reduction Strategy on child and adult health: a modelling study
Amies-Cull B. et al, (2019), BMJ