Professor Evans is an epidemiologist and Professor Emeritus at Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has worked closely for more than 20 years with the French WHO MONICA project centres in Lille, Strasbourg and Toulouse in comparisons of coronary heart disease, risk factors and dietary factors, including alcohol intake. Emerging from this work were the ECTIM case-control study and the PRIME Study, a prospective study established in France and Northern Ireland that recruited 10,600 middle-aged men. Follow up is still underway.
Since 1998 Professor Evans has coordinated the MORGAM (MOnica, Risk, Genetics, Archiving and Monograph) Project. MORGAM is now part of Cardiogenics, funded under FP 6, and ENGAGE, funded under FP 7