Head and neck cancer epidemiology

   School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing

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  Dr David Conway, Dr Alex McMahon, Dr Alastair Ross  Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

The research would involve descriptive/analytical epidemiological analyses exploring aspects of the disease burden and trends or risk factors or care pathways/outcomes for head and neck cancer and its subsites. Epidemiological methods would be employed on secondary analysis of a range of potential routine administrative datasets and observational studies from Scotland, UK, or globally. The project will be adapted to focus on a specific aspect of inequalities in head and neck cancer across the cancer continuum.

Complementary a mixed methods approach to understanding these data via in-depth qualitative and healthcare systems research potentially could be undertaken.

Candidates will require a strong background in statistics/epidemiology, and public health - i.e. via a Masters in Public Health. 

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Vaccarella S, Lortet-Tieulent J, Saracci R, Conway DI, Straif K, Wild CP. Reducing social inequalities in cancer: evidence and priorities for research. IARC Scientific Publication No.168. World Health Organisation, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon 2019. https://publications.iarc.fr/Book-And-Report-Series/Iarc-Scientific-Publications/Reducing-Social-Inequalities-In-Cancer-Evidence-And-Priorities-For-Research-2019 (Accessed Nov 2021).
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