Caroline Relton is a Professor of Epigenetic Epidemiology in the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol. She obtained a PhD in molecular genetics at Newcastle University in 1999 where she then held an academic position for 12 years, before moving to the University of Bristol in 2012.
Caroline’s research focuses on understanding the role of epigenetic variation in development and disease. The work of her group includes using epigenetic information as a biomarker of exposure, a predictor of disease and the application of causal analysis methods to understand the role of epigenetic processes as disease mechanisms. This research spans multiple clinical areas from perinatal health to cancer.