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Dr Carr is a Senior Research Fellow within the ASPREE Unit in the Department of Chronic Disease & Ageing, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University.

Prue completed her PhD in 2017 in the Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Aging Research at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), in Heidelberg, Germany. From 2017-2020 Dr. Carr worked as a Postdoctoral Reseach Fellow in the Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Aging Research at the DKFZ. 

Using data from large population based epidemiological studies, Prue’s research program has explored the impact of diet and lifestyle factors on cancer prevention, cancer progression and quality of life, with a particular focus on colorectal cancer. She was recently awarded a World Cancer Research Fund Academy Fellowship. 

In 2020 she joined the ASPREE unit under the mentorship of Prof John McNeil in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. Her research program is now expanding into chronic illness in the ageing, investigating how these may influence health and wellbeing, with a major focus on cancer.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Epidemiology, PhD, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ) (German Cancer Research Center)

Epidemiology, Dr. sc. hum., University of Heidelberg

BSc, University of Melbourne

Research area keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Cancer Research
  • Lifestyle
  • Healthy ageing