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    Research Interests

    I have developed an interest and expertise in the estimation of population-based net survival from cancer which can be estimated by a non-parametric (a weighted Kaplan-Meier) and a parametric (employing restricted cubic splines) method.  The latter is a great research tool for exploring and visualising various aspects of the population-based survival experience of cancer patients. I have brought this methodology into an incidence surveillance setting—rates of skin cancer in kidney transplant recipients — to present trends in excess incidence over time in a more dynamic and transparent way than Standardised Incidence Ratios.


    For the UKIACR (United Kingdom and Ireland Association of Cancer Registries), I have produced a ‘worked examples’ appendix to a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP): Guidelines on Population Based Cancer Survival Analysis. The worked examples of NI cancer data compare the estimation of net or relative survival using four Stata programs (stns, strel, stpm2, strs) that implement different approaches. I have been involved in drafting the SOP, taking on suggestions from international experts in the area.


    From February 2013-December 2014, I have worked half-time  with Professor Michel Coleman in London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) on the CONCORD 2 project which is the largest-ever study to compare cancer survival between 64 countries across the globe. I got great experience in estimating net survival in a global context (see publication below in Lancet Oncology).

    Frequent Journals

    • Gut

      ISSNs: 0017-5749

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1468-3288

      BMJ Publishing Group

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 9.82 SJR 7.44 SNIP 3.832


    • European Journal of Cancer

      ISSNs: 0959-8049, 1879-0852

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1879-0852


      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 6.01 SJR 2.963 SNIP 1.987


    • Transplantation

      ISSNs: 0041-1337

      Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 2.62 SJR 1.557 SNIP 1.221


    • European journal of public health

      ISSNs: 1101-1262

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1464-360X

      Oxford University Press

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 2.36 SJR 1.36 SNIP 1.295


    • Annals of Oncology

      ISSNs: 0923-7534, 1569-8041

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1569-8041

      Oxford University Press

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 8.97 SJR 5.599 SNIP 3.46


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