Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine - Barts and The London

Joan Morris


Centre for Environmental and Preventive Medicine

Email: j.k.morris@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: Tel: +44 (0) 20 7882 6274


I am Professor of Medical Statistics and Director of the National Down Syndrome Cytogenetic Register (NDSCR).  I am responsible for providing national surveillance of congenital anomalies for England and Wales. 

I work with EUROCAT (European Congenital Anomaly Registers) to develop methods of surveillance of congenital anomalies and with EUROMedicat to develop a European reproductive pharmacovigilance system.

My work with Professor Sir Nicholas Wald is in evaluating the effectiveness of screening strategies for many different disorders, for example heart disease (including the meta-analytic work on the "polypill"), familial hypercholesterolaemia, cystic fibrosis, fragile X syndrome, neural tube defects and Down syndrome.

Recent work includes mathematically modeling the population effect of cascade testing for a range of disorders.


  • National Down Syndrome Cytogenetic Register (NDSCR)
  • BINOCAR - British Isles Network of Congenital Anomaly Registers
  • European Surveilance of Congenital Anomalies (EUROCAT)
  • Safety of medication use in pregnancy (EUROmediCAT)
  • Study of child-parent screening for familial hypercholesterolaemia
  • Helicobacter Pylori Screening Study
  • Preventive Angioplasty in myocardial infardction trial
  • Polypill trials
  • PolyPill clinical Trial
  • EPICure@19 - the extremely preterm young adult
  • Journal of Medical Screening


Medical Statistics
Down syndrome
Congenital Anomalies