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    Research Interests

    My research expertise lies in estimating and presenting population-based cancer patient survival, and exploring the reasons for regional variation in survival. In addition, I am interested is assessing the lower thresholds, numbers-wise, for estimating robust survival estimates that can be compared then to other regions or countries. These interests arise from having worked previously as a statistician in the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry producing official statistics, information queries, audit reports, and research articles. I am developing funnel-plot methodology to present international survival in which overall mean and control limits are underpinned by a random-effects model.  I am looking at causal inference statistical methodology to understand the drivers of cancer patient survival variation using observational datasets. For instance, is treatment in elderly cancer patients effective at extending life, and how much of the lower survival in elderly cancer patients is due to under-treatment?

    Frequent Journals

    • Gut

      ISSNs: 0017-5749

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1468-3288

      BMJ Publishing Group

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 10.3 SJR 7.085 SNIP 3.855


    • European Journal of Cancer

      ISSNs: 0959-8049, 1879-0852

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1879-0852


      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 6.15 SJR 3.839 SNIP 2.082


    • Transplantation

      ISSNs: 0041-1337

      Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 1.904 SNIP 1.3


    • European journal of public health

      ISSNs: 1101-1262

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1464-360X

      Oxford University Press

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.46 SJR 1.299 SNIP 1.404


    • Annals of Oncology

      ISSNs: 0923-7534, 1569-8041

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1569-8041

      Oxford University Press

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 8.44 SJR 6.047 SNIP 3.217


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