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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Dr McMenamin is interested to hear from students and clinical trainees who wish to pursue PhD/MD/MPhil projects using population-based research methods to identify risk factors for cancer (or precancer) development and progression.


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Research Interests

I am a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow and Lecturer in Population Cancer Research within the Centre for Public Health and prior to this I was a Vice Chancellor's Patrick G. Johnston Fellow.

My research interests primarily focus on the identification of modifiable risk factors for cancer development and progression, in particular for hormonally driven cancers such as gynaecological and breast, as well as other cancers and their precursor conditions.

In 2020, I was awarded a prestigious UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship (2020-2024) to generate robust population-level evidence to inform diagnostic, treatment and surveillance guidelines for women with endometrial cancer and its precursor condition, endometrial hyperplasia.

I previously successfully managed a personal Cancer Research UK Population Research Postdoctoral Fellowship (2016-2019) where I investigated the impact of hormonal exposures on gastrointestinal cancer development. This project involved research visits to collaborators in the Belgian Cancer Registry (Brussels, Belgium) and the US National Cancer Institute (Maryland, USA).


I have experience of delivering tutorials and lectures to undergraduate Medicine and postgraduate Masters in Public Health students in both small and large groups specifically within the areas of population research, study designs, public health, cancer epidemiology and nutrition. I also supervise undergraduate, Masters and PhD projects in the area of cancer epidemiology. 

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


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