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Dr Abigail Fraser

Dr Abigail Fraser

Dr Abigail Fraser

Reader in Epidemiology

Office Barley House - BG-A
Oakfield House,
Oakfield Grove, Clifton BS8 2BN
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+44 (0) 117 3310087


My work focuses on the life course epidemiology of women's reproductive health and its relationship with chronic disease risk in later life. I am particularly interested in the relationship between pregnancy complications such as pre-eclampsia, preterm delivery, fetal growth restriction and gestational diabetes and later cardiometabolic health in both mothers and their offspring.

I utilise analytical approaches such as family based studies and instrumental variable approaches to improve casual inference and co-organise the Causal Inference in Epidemiology: Concepts and Methods short course.


2008-                    MRC Fellow          

2006-2008            PhD student (Causes and consequences of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease), University of Bristol

2003-2005            Researcher, Research Unit, Department of Medicine E, Rabin Medical Centre, Petah-Tiqva, Israel

2001-2003            MPH, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel


Causal Inference in Epidemiology: Concepts and Methods. 

Clinical Epidemiology.


  • cardiovascular disease
  • diabetes
  • women's reproductive health
  • pregnancy complications
  • nonalcoholic fatty liver disease


Women's reproductive health across the life course with a particular focus on maternal health in pregnancy and its relation to later life chronic disease risk.

  • life course epidemiology
  • pregnancy
  • women's reproductive health
  • cardiovascular disease
  • Memberships


    Bristol Medical School (PHS)

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    Networks & contacts

    • University of Glasgow
    • Harvard University
    • University of Pittsburgh
    • UCL
    • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

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