Nick Day

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Nicholas Edward Day, CBE, FRS (born 24 September 1939)[citation needed] is a retired statistician and cancer epidemiologist.[1]

Day worked at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon from 1969 to 1986, where he rose to become head of the Unit of Biostatistics and Field Studies.[1] He was director of the Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit from 1986 to 1989, and continued as honorary director until 1999.[1] From 1997 until his retirement in 2004 he was co-director of the Strangeways Research Laboratory in Cambridge.[2] He was also professor of public health at the University of Cambridge from 1989 to 1999, and professor of epidemiology from 1999 until 2004.[1]

Day was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2001 New Year Honours for services to statistics and epidemiology underpinning cancer biology.[3]

His hobbies include sea fishing and tree growing.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d e "Prof Nicholas Day, CBE, FRS". Debrett's People of Today. Retrieved 12 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Directors of Strangeways Research Laboratory". Strangeways Research Laboratory. Retrieved 12 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "New Years Honours 2000: DBEs to CBEs". BBC News. 30 December 2000. Retrieved 12 June 2010. 
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