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Dr Sam Merriel

Dr Sam Merriel

Clinical Senior Research Fellow

 College House 1.18

 

College House, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

Dr Sam Merriel is a GP and Clinical Senior Research Fellow within CanTest, the inaugural Cancer Research UK Catalyst Award programme. Cantest, led by Prof Willie Hamilton (Exeter) and Dr Fiona Walter (Cambridge), is a team of primary care cancer researchers who are investigating ways of developing and implementing new and improved cancer diagnostic tests into GP surgeries. Dr Merriel is working with the DISCO team within the Exeter Medical School to study the potential impact of Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging (mpMRI) as a diagnostic test for prostate cancer within primary care.

Prior to joining the DISCO team, Dr Merriel completed an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in General Practice in Bristol, working within the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol. Dr Merriel obtained Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) in August 2018. He has also completed a Masters of Science (Public Health) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

 

Research

Research interests

Dr Merriel’s primary research interests focus around the prevention and early detection of cancer in primary care. He has been co-investigator in studies of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in males and early detection of childhood obesity in primary care that were funded by Cancer Research UK/BUPA Foundation Innovation Awards.

Dr Merriel also has experience working with routine primary care datasets, such as the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD). He has conducted studies of associations between hypoalbuminaemia and undiagnosed cancers, and identifying prognostic factors for prostate cancer from primary care electronic health records.

Research projects

Current Project:

  • Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging for prostate cancer diagnosis in primary care

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Merriel SWD, Carroll R, Hamilton F, Hamilton W (In Press). Association between unexplained hypoalbuminaemia and new cancer diagnoses in UK primary care patients. Fam Pract, 33(5), 449-452. Abstract.  Author URL.
Merriel A, van der Nelson H, Merriel S, Bennett J, Donald F, Draycott T, Siassakos D (In Press). Identifying Deteriorating Patients Through Multidisciplinary Team Training. Am J Med Qual, 31(6), 589-595. Abstract.  Author URL.
Merriel SWD, Flannagan C, Kesten JM, Shapiro GK, Nadarzynski T, Prue G (In Press). Knowledge and Attitudes of General Practitioners and Sexual Health Care Professionals Regarding Human Papillomavirus Vaccination for Young Men Who Have Sex with Men. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 15(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Merriel SWD, May MT, Martin RM (In Press). Predicting prostate cancer progression: protocol for a retrospective cohort study to identify prognostic factors for prostate cancer outcomes using routine primary care data. BMJ Open, 8(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Merriel SW, Nadarzynski T, Kesten JM, Flannagan C, Prue G (2018). 'Jabs for the boys': time to deliver on HPV vaccination recommendations. Br J Gen Pract, 68(674), 406-407. Author URL.
Merriel SWD, Funston G, Hamilton W (2018). Prostate Cancer in Primary Care. Adv Ther, 35(9), 1285-1294. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
(2017). Abstracts of the 2017 World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, 14-18 August 2017, Berlin, Germany. Psychooncology, 26 Suppl 3, 3-167. Author URL.
Merriel SWD, Turner EL, Walsh E, Young GJ, Metcalfe C, Hounsome L, Tudge I, Donovan J, Hamdy F, Neal D, et al (2017). Cross-sectional study evaluating data quality of the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS) prostate cancer registry data using the Cluster randomised trial of PSA testing for Prostate cancer (CAP). BMJ Open, 7(11). Abstract.  Author URL.
Lim RS, Evans L, George AP, de Alwis N, Stimpson P, Merriel S, Giddings CEB, Billah B, Smith JA, Safdar A, et al (2017). Do demographics and tumour-related factors affect nodal yield at neck dissection? a retrospective cohort study. J Laryngol Otol, 131(S1), S36-S40. Abstract.  Author URL.
Merriel A, Murove BT, Merriel SWD, Sibanda T, Moyo S, Crofts J (2017). Implementation of a modified obstetric early warning system to improve the quality of obstetric care in Zimbabwe. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGY & OBSTETRICS, 136(2), 175-179. Author URL.
Merriel SWD, Salisbury C, Metcalfe C, Ridd M (2015). Depth of the patient-doctor relationship and content of general practice consultations: cross-sectional study. BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE, 65(637), E545-E551. Author URL.
Merriel SWD, Andrews V, Salisbury C (2014). Telehealth interventions for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, 64, 88-95. Author URL.

Conferences

Prue G, Flannagan C, Kesten J, Merriel S, Shapiro G, Rosberger Z (2017). Exploring views regarding targeted HPV vaccination in young men who have sex with men and their healthcare professionals.  Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Merriel SWD, Carroll R, Hamilton F, Hamilton W (In Press). Association between unexplained hypoalbuminaemia and new cancer diagnoses in UK primary care patients. Fam Pract, 33(5), 449-452. Abstract.  Author URL.
Merriel A, van der Nelson H, Merriel S, Bennett J, Donald F, Draycott T, Siassakos D (In Press). Identifying Deteriorating Patients Through Multidisciplinary Team Training. Am J Med Qual, 31(6), 589-595. Abstract.  Author URL.
Merriel SWD, Flannagan C, Kesten JM, Shapiro GK, Nadarzynski T, Prue G (In Press). Knowledge and Attitudes of General Practitioners and Sexual Health Care Professionals Regarding Human Papillomavirus Vaccination for Young Men Who Have Sex with Men. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 15(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Merriel SWD, May MT, Martin RM (In Press). Predicting prostate cancer progression: protocol for a retrospective cohort study to identify prognostic factors for prostate cancer outcomes using routine primary care data. BMJ Open, 8(1). Abstract.  Author URL.

2018

Merriel SW, Nadarzynski T, Kesten JM, Flannagan C, Prue G (2018). 'Jabs for the boys': time to deliver on HPV vaccination recommendations. Br J Gen Pract, 68(674), 406-407. Author URL.
Merriel SWD, Funston G, Hamilton W (2018). Prostate Cancer in Primary Care. Adv Ther, 35(9), 1285-1294. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2017

(2017). Abstracts of the 2017 World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, 14-18 August 2017, Berlin, Germany. Psychooncology, 26 Suppl 3, 3-167. Author URL.
Merriel SWD, Turner EL, Walsh E, Young GJ, Metcalfe C, Hounsome L, Tudge I, Donovan J, Hamdy F, Neal D, et al (2017). Cross-sectional study evaluating data quality of the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS) prostate cancer registry data using the Cluster randomised trial of PSA testing for Prostate cancer (CAP). BMJ Open, 7(11). Abstract.  Author URL.
Lim RS, Evans L, George AP, de Alwis N, Stimpson P, Merriel S, Giddings CEB, Billah B, Smith JA, Safdar A, et al (2017). Do demographics and tumour-related factors affect nodal yield at neck dissection? a retrospective cohort study. J Laryngol Otol, 131(S1), S36-S40. Abstract.  Author URL.
Prue G, Flannagan C, Kesten J, Merriel S, Shapiro G, Rosberger Z (2017). Exploring views regarding targeted HPV vaccination in young men who have sex with men and their healthcare professionals.  Author URL.
Merriel A, Murove BT, Merriel SWD, Sibanda T, Moyo S, Crofts J (2017). Implementation of a modified obstetric early warning system to improve the quality of obstetric care in Zimbabwe. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGY & OBSTETRICS, 136(2), 175-179. Author URL.

2015

Merriel SWD, Salisbury C, Metcalfe C, Ridd M (2015). Depth of the patient-doctor relationship and content of general practice consultations: cross-sectional study. BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE, 65(637), E545-E551. Author URL.

2014

Merriel SWD, Andrews V, Salisbury C (2014). Telehealth interventions for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, 64, 88-95. Author URL.

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