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Dr Elizabeth Shephard

Research Fellow

6030

College House 1.16

I am a research fellow within the Discovery group, looking at primary care cancer diagnostics. 

My research looks at what people report to their GP in the year before they receive a diagnosis of cancer. The aim is to identify which symptoms and test results are important in suggesting specific cancers in primary care.

 I am currently working on testicular cancer and cancers of the head and neck. Previous published work has been on urinary (bladder and kidney) and haematological cancers (multiple myeloma, Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and chronic and acute leukaemia). Risk Assessment Tools showing the significant features for these and other cancers have been implemented across GP surgeries in the UK.

I am a co-applicant on a Department of Health Policy Research Programme (PRP) grant investigating bowel disease in young adults. I have successfully co-supervised one PhD student within the DISCO team. I am also a chartered psychologist and a member of the British Psychological Society.

I have trained as a mentor through the UEMS Mentoring Scheme, supported by the UEMS Equality & Diversity Group, and would be available to provide PhD, peer and other mentoring opportunities. Please feel free to contact me, in confidence, so we can discuss this further.

Qualifications

PhD in Psychology. 2005. University of Essex.

MSc in Developmental Neuropsychology. 2000. University of Essex

Research

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Price SJ, Stapley SA, Shephard E, Barraclough K, Hamilton WT (2016). Is omission of free text records a possible source of data loss and bias in Clinical Practice Research Datalink studies? a case-control study. BMJ Open, 6(5). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Shephard EA, Neal RD, Rose PW, Walter FM, Hamilton W (2016). Symptoms of adult chronic and acute leukaemia before diagnosis: large primary care case-control studies using electronic records. Br J Gen Pract, 66(644), e182-e188. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Price SJ, Shephard EA, Stapley SA, Barraclough K, Hamilton WT (2015). Does the GP method of recording possible cancer symptoms reflect the probability that cancer is present?. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE, 24, 30-30. Author URL.  Full text.
Shephard EA, Neal RD, Rose PW, Walter FM, Hamilton WT (2015). Quantifying the risk of Hodgkin lymphoma in symptomatic primary care patients aged ≥40 years: a case-control study using electronic records. Br J Gen Pract, 65(634), e289-e294. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Shephard EA, Neal RD, Rose P, Walter FM, Litt EJ, Hamilton WT (2015). Quantifying the risk of multiple myeloma from symptoms reported in primary care patients: a large case-control study using electronic records. Br J Gen Pract, 65(631), e106-e113. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Shephard EA, Neal RD, Rose PW, Walter FM, Hamilton WT (2015). Quantifying the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in symptomatic primary care patients aged ≥40 years: a large case-control study using electronic records. Br J Gen Pract, 65(634), e281-e288. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Price SJ, Shephard EA, Stapley SA, Barraclough K, Hamilton WT (2014). Non-visible versus visible haematuria and bladder cancer risk: a study of electronic records in primary care. Br J Gen Pract, 64(626), e584-e589. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Price SJ, Shephard EA, Stapley SA, Barraclough K, Hamilton WT (2014). The risk of bladder cancer with non-visible haematuria: a primary care study using electronic records. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE, 23, 32-32. Author URL.  Full text.
Shephard E, Neal R, Rose P, Walter F, Hamilton WT (2013). Clinical features of kidney cancer in primary care: a case-control study using primary care records. Br J Gen Pract, 63(609), e250-e255. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Shephard EA, Stapley S, Neal RD, Rose P, Walter FM, Hamilton WT (2012). Clinical features of bladder cancer in primary care. Br J Gen Pract, 62(602), e598-e604. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Temple CM, Shephard EE (2012). Exceptional lexical skills but executive language deficits in school starters and young adults with Turners syndrome: Implications for X chromosome effects on brain function. Brain and Language, 120(3), 345-359.
Shephard E, Stapley S, Hamilton W (2011). The use of electronic databases in primary care research. Family Practice, 28(4), 352-354. Full text.

Reports

Bailey SER, Ukoumunne OC, Shephard EA, Hamilton W (2014). How useful is thrombocytosis in predicting an underlying cancer in primary care?: systematic review protocol. Full text.
Bailey SER (2014). PROTOCOL: How useful is thrombocytosis in predicting underlying cancer? a systematic review.  Full text.

Publications by year


2016

Price SJ, Stapley SA, Shephard E, Barraclough K, Hamilton WT (2016). Is omission of free text records a possible source of data loss and bias in Clinical Practice Research Datalink studies? a case-control study. BMJ Open, 6(5). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Shephard EA, Neal RD, Rose PW, Walter FM, Hamilton W (2016). Symptoms of adult chronic and acute leukaemia before diagnosis: large primary care case-control studies using electronic records. Br J Gen Pract, 66(644), e182-e188. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2015

Price SJ, Shephard EA, Stapley SA, Barraclough K, Hamilton WT (2015). Does the GP method of recording possible cancer symptoms reflect the probability that cancer is present?. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE, 24, 30-30. Author URL.  Full text.
Shephard EA, Neal RD, Rose PW, Walter FM, Hamilton WT (2015). Quantifying the risk of Hodgkin lymphoma in symptomatic primary care patients aged ≥40 years: a case-control study using electronic records. Br J Gen Pract, 65(634), e289-e294. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Shephard EA, Neal RD, Rose P, Walter FM, Litt EJ, Hamilton WT (2015). Quantifying the risk of multiple myeloma from symptoms reported in primary care patients: a large case-control study using electronic records. Br J Gen Pract, 65(631), e106-e113. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Shephard EA, Neal RD, Rose PW, Walter FM, Hamilton WT (2015). Quantifying the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in symptomatic primary care patients aged ≥40 years: a large case-control study using electronic records. Br J Gen Pract, 65(634), e281-e288. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2014

Bailey SER, Ukoumunne OC, Shephard EA, Hamilton W (2014). How useful is thrombocytosis in predicting an underlying cancer in primary care?: systematic review protocol. Full text.
Price SJ, Shephard EA, Stapley SA, Barraclough K, Hamilton WT (2014). Non-visible versus visible haematuria and bladder cancer risk: a study of electronic records in primary care. Br J Gen Pract, 64(626), e584-e589. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Bailey SER (2014). PROTOCOL: How useful is thrombocytosis in predicting underlying cancer? a systematic review.  Full text.
Price SJ, Shephard EA, Stapley SA, Barraclough K, Hamilton WT (2014). The risk of bladder cancer with non-visible haematuria: a primary care study using electronic records. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE, 23, 32-32. Author URL.  Full text.

2013

Shephard E, Neal R, Rose P, Walter F, Hamilton WT (2013). Clinical features of kidney cancer in primary care: a case-control study using primary care records. Br J Gen Pract, 63(609), e250-e255. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2012

Shephard EA, Stapley S, Neal RD, Rose P, Walter FM, Hamilton WT (2012). Clinical features of bladder cancer in primary care. Br J Gen Pract, 62(602), e598-e604. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Temple CM, Shephard EE (2012). Exceptional lexical skills but executive language deficits in school starters and young adults with Turners syndrome: Implications for X chromosome effects on brain function. Brain and Language, 120(3), 345-359.

2011

Shephard E, Stapley S, Hamilton W (2011). The use of electronic databases in primary care research. Family Practice, 28(4), 352-354. Full text.

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