Professor Klim McPherson | University of Oxford

Professor Klim McPherson

Visiting Professor of Public Health Epidemiology, Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Emeritus Fellow of New College


Professor McPherson's research focuses on epidemiology, health interventions, public health and women's health. He was co-author of the Foresight Report on Tackling Obesities. He chairs the National Heart Forum, which aims to prevent premature death from heart disease, and is a former chair of the British Breast Group, the European Public Health Association and the Society for Social Medicine among other bodies.


  • Public health
  • Long term effects of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and oral contraceptives
  • Obesity
  • Prevention of cardiovascular disease
  • Variations in the use of health care across populations
  • Breast cancer

Media experience

Professor McPherson has considerable media experience.