Emily Banks AM FAHMS is a Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Australian National University. She is also a visiting professor at The University of Oxford. Banks was influential in the establishment of three large-scale long-term cohort studies in two countries: the Million Women Study in the UK, UK Biobank and the 45 and Up Study in Australia. Several of her papers have been highly influential in national and international public health policy and practice. The 2003 Million Women Study paper on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and breast cancer was the most frequently cited paper on breast cancer worldwide in 2003–2005 and led to immediate changes in HRT prescribing policy and practice. She led the scientific elements of the 2006 World Health Organization paper on female genital mutilation (FGM) and obstetric outcome, which influenced the UN resolution on the elimination of FGM. Her 2015 paper on smoking and mortality has been used to support Australian tobacco control legislation.
Height: 5’6″; 168 cm
Date of Birth: May 1, 1968