Anna Gavin


  • Room 01.037 - Mulhouse Building

    United Kingdom

1987 …2020
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1. The impact of cancer screening on health. The impact of PSA testing on Prostate Cancer Epidemiology and men's health - grant from UK Prostate Cancer Charity for work in this area. Breast cancer screening by mammography.

2. The epidemiology of skin cancer especially malignant melanoma.

3. The impact of cancer plans on changing cancer services. To this end the Registry regularly reviews patterns of care for the major cancers in N. Ireland - See NICR reports.

4. Benchmarking of cancer survival internationally.


Founding Director N. Ireland Cancer Registry & Part-time Information and Analysis Lead, National Cancer Intelligence Network of the National Cancer Research Institute .

Research Statement

I direct the work of the N. Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) which assimilates and collates data on cancers and pre-malignant conditions in N. Ireland for research, education and planning of services. The NICR has several active research programmes:

1. The impact of PSA testing on prostate cancer epidemiology and men's healt.

2. The reasons for a hospital vs home death for cancer patients.

3. The effect of cancer plans on the delivery of cancer services.

4. Improving early diagnosis of cancer.

The NICR cooperates with the National Cancer Registry of Ireland to produce All Ireland Cancer Epidemiology reports and peer reviewed publications.

I am the N. Ireland lead for the Internal Cancer Benchmarking Partnership and was responsible for ensuring N. Ireland was included in this project examining differences in cancer survival across European, Australian and Canadian jurisdictions.


1. Lead Health & Social Care Module Masters in Public Health, QUB.

2. Cancer Epidemiology - input to 2nd, 3rd and 4th year curriculum medical undergraduates.

3. Input to Post Graduate Nursing Curriculum.

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Projects 2009 2020

Research Output 1987 2020

Adjustment strategies amongst black African and black Caribbean men following treatment for prostate cancer: findings from the Life After Prostate Cancer Diagnosis (LAPCD) study

Wagland, R., Nayoan, J., Matheson, L., Rivas, C., Brett, J., Collaço, N., Alexis, O., Gavin, A., Glaser, A. W. & Watson, E., Jan 2020, In : European Journal of Cancer Care. 29, 1, 9 p., e13183.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Adjustment
Prostatic Neoplasms
Patient-Centered Care
3 Citations (Scopus)
42 Downloads (Pure)

Cancer-related symptoms, mental well-being, and psychological distress in men diagnosed with prostate cancer treated with androgen deprivation therapy

Wilding, S., Downing, A., Wright, P., Selby, P. J., Watson, E., Wagland, R., Donnelly, D., Hounsome, L., Butcher, H., Mason, M., Henry, A., Gavin, A. & Glaser, A. W., 01 Oct 2019, In : Quality of Life Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Prostatic Neoplasms
1 Citation (Scopus)

External validation of a model to determine risk of progression of Barrett’s oesophagus to neoplasia

Kunzmann, A. T., Thrift, A. P., Johnston, B. T., McManus, D. T., Gavin, A. T., Turkington, R. C. & Coleman, H. G., 01 May 2019, In : Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 49, 10, p. 1274-1281

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Barrett Esophagus
ROC Curve
3 Citations (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)

Impact of variation in cancer registration practice on observed international cancer survival differences between International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership (ICBP) jurisdictions

Eden, M., Harrison, S., Griffin, M., Lambe, M., Pettersson, D., Gavin, A., Brewster, D. H., Lin, Y., Johannesen, T. B., Milne, R. L., Farrugia, H., Nishri, D., King, M-J., Huws, D. W., Warlow, J., Turner, D., Earle, C. C., Peake, M. & Rashbass, J., 01 Feb 2019, In : Cancer epidemiology. 58, p. 184-192

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
42 Downloads (Pure)

Key factors associated with social distress after prostate cancer: Results from the United Kingdom Life after Prostate Cancer diagnosis study

Wright, P., Wilding, S., Watson, E., Downing, A., Selby, P., Hounsome, L., Wagland, R., Brewster, D. H., Huws, D., Butcher, H., Mottram, R., Kearney, T., Allen, M., Gavin, A. & Glaser, A. W., Jun 2019, In : Cancer epidemiology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Prostatic Neoplasms
Odds Ratio
Northern Ireland

Activities 1996 2017

Cancer Epidemiology (Event)

Anna Gavin (Member)
12 Jan 2017

Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

Health, Cancer & Mens Health

Anna Gavin (Presenter)
21 Feb 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

The work of the N. Ireland Cancer Registry, current priorities and 'wish list'

Anna Gavin (Interviewee)
22 Feb 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar


Anna Gavin (Participant)
07 Jun 201610 Jun 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Presentation to DHSSPSNI

Anna Gavin (Presenter)
13 May 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar


Re-assessment of Cancer risk in Barrett’s oesophagus.

Fouad Yousef (Participant), Christopher Cardwell (Participant), Marie Cantwell (Participant), Karen Galway (Participant), Liam Murray (Participant), Lesley Anderson (Participant), Suzanne Murphy (Participant), Deirdre Fitzpatrick (Participant), Brian Johnston (Participant), Robert Watson (Participant), Peter McCarron (Participant), Anna Gavin (Participant), Shivaram Bhat (Participant), Helen Coleman (Participant), Damian McManus (Participant), Helen Coleman (Participant)

Impact: Health Impact, Quality of Life Impact


Trace Element Abundance and Human Epidemiology in Northern Ireland: The Tellus Case Study

Author: Barsby, A. V., McKinley, J., Ofterdinger, U., Young, M. & Gavin, A., Jul 2013

Supervisor: McKinley, J. (Supervisor), Ofterdinger, U. (Supervisor), Young, M. (External person) (Supervisor) & Gavin, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy