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Dr Sarah Bailey

Dr Sarah Bailey

Senior Research Fellow

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

Overview

Sarah is a Senior Research Fellow in the Discovery Group, and part of the CanTest collaborative, based in Primary Care within the University of Exeter Medical School. CanTest aims to assess the accuracy, safety, cost effectiveness and suitability of a range of diagnostic methods and tools to improve cancer diagnostics in primary care. Her research interests include the use of routine blood tests to identify patients at risk of cancer in primary care, the impact of multimorbidity on cancer diagnosis, the evaluation of new cancer detection strategies in primary care, including the faecal immunochemical test (FIT) for colorectal cancer. 

Upon moving to the Discovery Group led by Prof. Willie Hamilton in 2014, Sarah began her PhD on the association between thrombocytosis (raised platelet count) and cancer diagnosis, which was completed in Autumn 2016. Specifically, her PhD found that thrombocytosis is an important risk marker of undiagnosed cancer in primary care, particularly in men aged over 40 years. This work has had a significant impact on clinical practice since its publication in 2017, and was the top-rated paper of the British Journal of General Practice in that year. This is one of her personal highlights from her career to date, alongside being interviewed for Radio 4’s Inside Health programme, learning to drive a tractor, and swimming an entire length of the University’s pool underwater.

Grants

Evaluating ethnic differences in blood markers of cancer in primary care. Co-Principal Investigator. Cancer Research UK £136,365. 2021 - 2023

The SPOtting Cancer among Comorbidities (SPOC) study. Supporting clinical decision making in patients with symptoms of cancer. Co-applicant and Work Package lead. NIHR Programme Grant. £1,498,126. 2021 - 2026

Exploring the molecular mechanisms underlying pre-diagnostic thrombocytosis in lung cancer patients and evaluating its diagnostic value. Co-applicant. GW4 BioMed MRC Doctoral Training Partnership. £75,000. 2019 - 2022

The risk of cancer with high normal platelet counts (NORMA). Co-applicant. Department of Health, Policy Research Unit (PRU) in Cancer Awareness, Screening and Early Diagnosis. £131,699. 2018

A feasibility study of virtual reality as a therapeutic intervention in children with ambulatory cerebral palsy. Co-applicant. NIHR Research for Patient Benefit programme. £227,431. 2014 - 2016

Involving families in developing ideas for research, designing collaborative studies, seeking research grants and producing outputs directly useful to families. Co-applicant. Cerebra. £796,303. 2014 - 2019

Awards

  • CanTest Travelling Fellowship (April 2019)
  • Cancer Research UK Early Diagnosis Conference bursary (February 2019)
  • Lead author of top rated paper in the British Journal of General Practice (2018)
  • Lead author of Royal College of General Practitioner's Research Paper of the Year (Cancer) 2018
  • The Cancer and Primary Care Research International Network conference poster prize (2017)
  • South West Society for Academic Primary Care best junior abstract award (2016)
  • University of Exeter EU Facilitation Fund (2016)
  • Runner up patient poster prize, National Early Diagnosis Initiative conference, London (2015) 

Prospective Students

I welcome enquiries from prospective students with interests in primary care research and cancer diagnosis. If you have a proposal that aligns with my research interests, please get in touch.  

Qualifications

PhD in Medical Science - University of Exeter

Masters of Public Health - Cardiff University

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science (Physiology) - Cardiff University

Links

Research group links

Research

Research interests

  • Cancer detection in primary care
  • Evaluating and mdoelling the impact of new cancer detection strategies
  • Faecal immunochemical test (FIT) for colorectal cancer
  • Using routine blood tests available in primary care to diagnose cancer 
  • Risk markers and predictors of cancer

Observational data experience

  • The Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) and linked datasets
  • National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS) data
  • Purpose-built datasets for evaluation and research within the NHS
  • Caerphilly Prospective Study

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Bailey SER, Abel GA, Atkins A, Byford R, Davies S-J, Mays J, McDonald TJ, Miller J, Neck C, Renninson J, et al (2021). Diagnostic performance of a faecal immunochemical test for patients with low-risk symptoms of colorectal cancer in primary care: an evaluation in the South West of England. Br J Cancer Abstract.  Author URL.
Clarke C, Hamilton W, Price S, Bailey SER (2020). Association of non-malignant diseases with thrombocytosis: a prospective cohort study in general practice. British Journal of General Practice, 70(701), E852-E857. Abstract.  Full text.
Mounce LTA, Hamilton W, Bailey SER (2020). Cancer incidence following a high-normal platelet count: cohort study using electronic healthcare records from English primary care. British Journal of General Practice, 70(698), E622-E628. Abstract.  Full text.
van Melle M, Yep Manzano SIS, Wilson H, Hamilton W, Walter FM, Bailey SER (2020). Faecal immunochemical test to triage patients with abdominal symptoms for suspected colorectal cancer in primary care: review of international use and guidelines. Family practice, 37(5), 606-615. Abstract.  Full text.
Hopkins R, Bailey SER, Hamilton WT, Shephard EA (2020). Microcytosis as a risk marker of cancer in primary care: a cohort study using electronic patient records. British Journal of General Practice, 70(696), E457-E462. Abstract.  Full text.
Watson J, Hamilton F, Bailey S, Mounce L, Hamilton W (2019). Clinical implications of increased testing in primary care. BMJ (Online), 364 Full text.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Bailey SER, Abel GA, Atkins A, Byford R, Davies S-J, Mays J, McDonald TJ, Miller J, Neck C, Renninson J, et al (In Press). Diagnostic performance of the faecal immunochemical test for patients with low-risk symptoms of colorectal cancer in primary care: a service evaluation in the South West of England.  Abstract.
Barlow M, Hamilton W, Ukoumunne OC, Bailey SER (In Press). The association between thrombocytosis and subtype of lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  Abstract.
Bailey SER, Abel GA, Atkins A, Byford R, Davies S-J, Mays J, McDonald TJ, Miller J, Neck C, Renninson J, et al (2021). Diagnostic performance of a faecal immunochemical test for patients with low-risk symptoms of colorectal cancer in primary care: an evaluation in the South West of England. Br J Cancer Abstract.  Author URL.
Farr WJ, Green D, Bremner S, Male I, Gage H, Bailey S, Speller S, Colville V, Jackson M, Memon A, et al (2021). Feasibility of a randomised controlled trial to evaluate home-based virtual reality therapy in children with cerebral palsy. Disability and Rehabilitation, 43(1), 85-97. Abstract.  Full text.
Clarke C, Hamilton W, Price S, Bailey SER (2020). Association of non-malignant diseases with thrombocytosis: a prospective cohort study in general practice. British Journal of General Practice, 70(701), E852-E857. Abstract.  Full text.
Mounce LTA, Hamilton W, Bailey SER (2020). Cancer incidence following a high-normal platelet count: cohort study using electronic healthcare records from English primary care. British Journal of General Practice, 70(698), E622-E628. Abstract.  Full text.
van Melle M, Yep Manzano SIS, Wilson H, Hamilton W, Walter FM, Bailey SER (2020). Faecal immunochemical test to triage patients with abdominal symptoms for suspected colorectal cancer in primary care: review of international use and guidelines. Family practice, 37(5), 606-615. Abstract.  Full text.
Hopkins R, Bailey SER, Hamilton WT, Shephard EA (2020). Microcytosis as a risk marker of cancer in primary care: a cohort study using electronic patient records. British Journal of General Practice, 70(696), E457-E462. Abstract.  Full text.
Watson J, Mounce L, Bailey SER, Cooper SL, Hamilton W (2019). Blood markers for cancer. BMJ, l5774-l5774. Full text.
Watson J, Hamilton F, Bailey S, Mounce L, Hamilton W (2019). Clinical implications of increased testing in primary care. BMJ (Online), 364 Full text.
Bailey SER, van Melle MA, Nicholson BD (2019). Faecal immunochemical (rule-in) testing in general practice. British Journal of General Practice, 69(681).
Ankus E, Price S, Ukoumunne O, Hamilton W, Bailey S (2018). Cancer incidence in patients with a high normal platelet count: a cohort study using primary care data. Family Practice Full text.
Bailey SE, Ankus EJ, Hamilton W (2017). Authors' response. Br J Gen Pract, 67(662), 396-397. Author URL.
Bailey SER, Ukoumunne OC, Shephard EA, Hamilton W (2017). Clinical relevance of thrombocytosis in primary care: a prospective cohort study of cancer incidence using English electronic medical records and cancer registry data. British Journal of General Practice, 67(659), e405-e413. Abstract.  Full text.
Farr W, Green D, Male I, Morris C, Bailey S, Gage H, Speller S, Colville V, Jackson M, Bremner S, et al (2017). Therapeutic potential and ownership of commercially available consoles in children with cerebral palsy. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 80(2), 108-116. Abstract.  Full text.
Bailey S, Boddy K, Briscoe S, Morris C (2015). Involving disabled children and young people as partners in research: a systematic review. Child Care Health Dev, 41(4), 505-514. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Shilling V, Bailey S, Logan S, Morris C (2015). Peer support for parents of disabled children part 1: Perceived outcomes of a one-to-one service, a qualitative study. Child: Care, Health and Development, 41(4), 524-536. Abstract.
Shilling V, Bailey S, Logan S, Morris C (2015). Peer support for parents of disabled children part 1: perceived outcomes of a one-to-one service, a qualitative study. Child Care Health Dev, 41(4), 524-536. Abstract.  Author URL.
Shilling V, Bailey S, Logan S, Morris C (2015). Peer support for parents of disabled children part 2: How organizational and process factors influenced shared experience in a one-to-one service, a qualitative study. Child: Care, Health and Development, 41(4), 537-546. Abstract.
Shilling V, Bailey S, Logan S, Morris C (2015). Peer support for parents of disabled children part 2: how organizational and process factors influenced shared experience in a one-to-one service, a qualitative study. Child Care Health Dev, 41(4), 537-546. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bailey S, Ukoumunne O, Shephard E, Hamilton W (2015). Thrombocytosis: an underused risk marker of cancer in primary care?. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE, 24, 11-11. Author URL.
Bailey S, Ukoumunne O, Shephard E, Hamilton W (2014). Thrombocytosis: an underused risk marker of cancer in primary care?. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE, 23, 5-5. Author URL.
Barnes E, Bullock AD, Bailey SER, Cowpe JG, Karaharju-Suvanto T (2013). A review of continuing professional development for dentists in Europe. European Journal of Dental Education, 17(SUPPL. 1), 5-17. Abstract.
Bailey SER, Bullock AD, Cowpe JG, Thomas HS, Yuen-Lee F, Wood M, Newcombe RG (2013). An evaluation of CPD activity of dentists in Wales. European Journal of Dental Education, 17(1). Abstract.
Bullock A, Bailey S, Cowpe J, Barnes E, Thomas H, Thomas R, Phillips S, Kavadella A, Kossioni A, Tsiklakis K, et al (2013). Continuing professional development systems and requirements for graduate dentists in the EU: survey results from the DentCPD project. Eur J Dent Educ, 17(1), e77-e81. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bullock A, Bailey S, Cowpe J, Barnes E, Thomas H, Thomas R, Phillips S, Kavadella A, Kossioni A, Tsiklakis K, et al (2013). Continuing professional development systems and requirements for graduate dentists in the EU: survey results from the DentCPD project. Eur J Dent Educ, 17 Suppl 1, 18-22. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bailey S, Bullock A, Cowpe J, Barnes E, Thomas H, Thomas R, Kavadella A, Kossioni A, Karaharju-Suvanto T, Suomalainen K, et al (2013). Core continuing professional development (CPD) topics for the European dentist. Eur J Dent Educ, 17 Suppl 1, 23-28. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bailey S, Bullock A, Cowpe J, Barnes E, Thomas H, Thomas R, Kavadella A, Kossioni A, Karaharju-Suvanto T, Suomalainen K, et al (2013). Core continuing professional development (CPD) topics for the European dentist. Eur J Dent Educ, 17(1), e82-e87. Abstract.  Author URL.
Suomalainen K, Karaharju-Suvanto T, Bailey S, Bullock A, Cowpe J, Barnes E, Thomas H, Thomas R, Kavadella A, Kossioni A, et al (2013). Guidelines for the organisation of continuing professional development activities for the European dentist. European Journal of Dental Education, 17(SUPPL. 1), 29-37. Abstract.
McHugh C, Bailey S, Shilling V, Morris C (2013). Meeting the information needs of families of children with chronic health conditions. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr, 33(3), 265-270. Author URL.
Kavadella A, Kossioni AE, Tsiklakis K, Cowpe J, Bullock A, Barnes E, Bailey S, Thomas H, Thomas R, Karaharju-Suvanto T, et al (2013). Recommendations for the development of e-modules for the continuing professional development of European dentists. European Journal of Dental Education, 17(SUPPL. 1), 45-54. Abstract.
Kossioni AE, Kavadella A, Tzoutzas I, Bakas A, Tsiklakis K, Bailey S, Bullock A, Cowpe J, Barnes E, Thomas H, et al (2013). The development of an exemplar e-module for the continuing professional development of European dentists. European Journal of Dental Education, 17(SUPPL. 1), 38-44. Abstract.
Barnes E, Bullock AD, Bailey SER, Cowpe JG, Karaharju-Suvanto T (2012). A review of continuing professional development for dentists in Europe. European Journal of Dental Education, 16(3), 166-178. Abstract.
Bailey SER, Wilson MJ, Griffiths R, Bullock AD, Cowpe JG, Newcombe RG, Lewis MAO (2012). Continuing dental education: Evaluation of the effectiveness of a disinfection and decontamination course. European Journal of Dental Education, 16(1), 59-64. Abstract.

Conferences

Bailey S, Hamilton W (In Press). Establishing the optimum threshold value for haemoglobin in faecal immunochemical tests (FITs) for use in the primary care symptomatic population: South West Cancer Alliance FIT programme evaluation.  Full text.
Bailey SER, Ankus E, Price S, Pula G, Hamilton W (2018). The diagnostic potential of 'high normal' platelet counts for identifying cancer in primary care.  Author URL.

Reports

Bailey SER, Ukoumunne OC, Shephard E, Hamilton W (2017). How useful is thrombocytosis in predicting an underlying cancer in primary care? a systematic review. 6 pages.  Abstract.  Full text.
Shilling V, Morris C, Hawton A, Bailey S, Logan S (2015). What are the benefits and costs of providing peer support to parents of disabled children?., Final Report: PenCLAHRC, University of Exeter Medical School. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bailey SER (2014). PROTOCOL: How useful is thrombocytosis in predicting underlying cancer? a systematic review.  Full text.

Publications by year


In Press

Bailey SER, Abel GA, Atkins A, Byford R, Davies S-J, Mays J, McDonald TJ, Miller J, Neck C, Renninson J, et al (In Press). Diagnostic performance of the faecal immunochemical test for patients with low-risk symptoms of colorectal cancer in primary care: a service evaluation in the South West of England.  Abstract.
Bailey S, Hamilton W (In Press). Establishing the optimum threshold value for haemoglobin in faecal immunochemical tests (FITs) for use in the primary care symptomatic population: South West Cancer Alliance FIT programme evaluation.  Full text.
Barlow M, Hamilton W, Ukoumunne OC, Bailey SER (In Press). The association between thrombocytosis and subtype of lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  Abstract.

2021

Bailey SER, Abel GA, Atkins A, Byford R, Davies S-J, Mays J, McDonald TJ, Miller J, Neck C, Renninson J, et al (2021). Diagnostic performance of a faecal immunochemical test for patients with low-risk symptoms of colorectal cancer in primary care: an evaluation in the South West of England. Br J Cancer Abstract.  Author URL.
Farr WJ, Green D, Bremner S, Male I, Gage H, Bailey S, Speller S, Colville V, Jackson M, Memon A, et al (2021). Feasibility of a randomised controlled trial to evaluate home-based virtual reality therapy in children with cerebral palsy. Disability and Rehabilitation, 43(1), 85-97. Abstract.  Full text.

2020

Clarke C, Hamilton W, Price S, Bailey SER (2020). Association of non-malignant diseases with thrombocytosis: a prospective cohort study in general practice. British Journal of General Practice, 70(701), E852-E857. Abstract.  Full text.
Mounce LTA, Hamilton W, Bailey SER (2020). Cancer incidence following a high-normal platelet count: cohort study using electronic healthcare records from English primary care. British Journal of General Practice, 70(698), E622-E628. Abstract.  Full text.
van Melle M, Yep Manzano SIS, Wilson H, Hamilton W, Walter FM, Bailey SER (2020). Faecal immunochemical test to triage patients with abdominal symptoms for suspected colorectal cancer in primary care: review of international use and guidelines. Family practice, 37(5), 606-615. Abstract.  Full text.
Hopkins R, Bailey SER, Hamilton WT, Shephard EA (2020). Microcytosis as a risk marker of cancer in primary care: a cohort study using electronic patient records. British Journal of General Practice, 70(696), E457-E462. Abstract.  Full text.

2019

Watson J, Mounce L, Bailey SER, Cooper SL, Hamilton W (2019). Blood markers for cancer. BMJ, l5774-l5774. Full text.
Watson J, Hamilton F, Bailey S, Mounce L, Hamilton W (2019). Clinical implications of increased testing in primary care. BMJ (Online), 364 Full text.
Bailey SER, van Melle MA, Nicholson BD (2019). Faecal immunochemical (rule-in) testing in general practice. British Journal of General Practice, 69(681).

2018

Ankus E, Price S, Ukoumunne O, Hamilton W, Bailey S (2018). Cancer incidence in patients with a high normal platelet count: a cohort study using primary care data. Family Practice Full text.
Bailey SER, Ankus E, Price S, Pula G, Hamilton W (2018). The diagnostic potential of 'high normal' platelet counts for identifying cancer in primary care.  Author URL.

2017

Bailey SE, Ankus EJ, Hamilton W (2017). Authors' response. Br J Gen Pract, 67(662), 396-397. Author URL.
Bailey SER, Ukoumunne OC, Shephard EA, Hamilton W (2017). Clinical relevance of thrombocytosis in primary care: a prospective cohort study of cancer incidence using English electronic medical records and cancer registry data. British Journal of General Practice, 67(659), e405-e413. Abstract.  Full text.
Bailey SER, Ukoumunne OC, Shephard E, Hamilton W (2017). How useful is thrombocytosis in predicting an underlying cancer in primary care? a systematic review. 6 pages.  Abstract.  Full text.
Farr W, Green D, Male I, Morris C, Bailey S, Gage H, Speller S, Colville V, Jackson M, Bremner S, et al (2017). Therapeutic potential and ownership of commercially available consoles in children with cerebral palsy. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 80(2), 108-116. Abstract.  Full text.

2015

Bailey S, Boddy K, Briscoe S, Morris C (2015). Involving disabled children and young people as partners in research: a systematic review. Child Care Health Dev, 41(4), 505-514. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Shilling V, Bailey S, Logan S, Morris C (2015). Peer support for parents of disabled children part 1: Perceived outcomes of a one-to-one service, a qualitative study. Child: Care, Health and Development, 41(4), 524-536. Abstract.
Shilling V, Bailey S, Logan S, Morris C (2015). Peer support for parents of disabled children part 1: perceived outcomes of a one-to-one service, a qualitative study. Child Care Health Dev, 41(4), 524-536. Abstract.  Author URL.
Shilling V, Bailey S, Logan S, Morris C (2015). Peer support for parents of disabled children part 2: How organizational and process factors influenced shared experience in a one-to-one service, a qualitative study. Child: Care, Health and Development, 41(4), 537-546. Abstract.
Shilling V, Bailey S, Logan S, Morris C (2015). Peer support for parents of disabled children part 2: how organizational and process factors influenced shared experience in a one-to-one service, a qualitative study. Child Care Health Dev, 41(4), 537-546. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bailey S, Ukoumunne O, Shephard E, Hamilton W (2015). Thrombocytosis: an underused risk marker of cancer in primary care?. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE, 24, 11-11. Author URL.
Shilling V, Morris C, Hawton A, Bailey S, Logan S (2015). What are the benefits and costs of providing peer support to parents of disabled children?., Final Report: PenCLAHRC, University of Exeter Medical School. Abstract.  Author URL.

2014

Bailey SER (2014). PROTOCOL: How useful is thrombocytosis in predicting underlying cancer? a systematic review.  Full text.
Bailey S, Ukoumunne O, Shephard E, Hamilton W (2014). Thrombocytosis: an underused risk marker of cancer in primary care?. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE, 23, 5-5. Author URL.

2013

Barnes E, Bullock AD, Bailey SER, Cowpe JG, Karaharju-Suvanto T (2013). A review of continuing professional development for dentists in Europe. European Journal of Dental Education, 17(SUPPL. 1), 5-17. Abstract.
Bailey SER, Bullock AD, Cowpe JG, Thomas HS, Yuen-Lee F, Wood M, Newcombe RG (2013). An evaluation of CPD activity of dentists in Wales. European Journal of Dental Education, 17(1). Abstract.
Bullock A, Bailey S, Cowpe J, Barnes E, Thomas H, Thomas R, Phillips S, Kavadella A, Kossioni A, Tsiklakis K, et al (2013). Continuing professional development systems and requirements for graduate dentists in the EU: survey results from the DentCPD project. Eur J Dent Educ, 17(1), e77-e81. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bullock A, Bailey S, Cowpe J, Barnes E, Thomas H, Thomas R, Phillips S, Kavadella A, Kossioni A, Tsiklakis K, et al (2013). Continuing professional development systems and requirements for graduate dentists in the EU: survey results from the DentCPD project. Eur J Dent Educ, 17 Suppl 1, 18-22. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bailey S, Bullock A, Cowpe J, Barnes E, Thomas H, Thomas R, Kavadella A, Kossioni A, Karaharju-Suvanto T, Suomalainen K, et al (2013). Core continuing professional development (CPD) topics for the European dentist. Eur J Dent Educ, 17 Suppl 1, 23-28. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bailey S, Bullock A, Cowpe J, Barnes E, Thomas H, Thomas R, Kavadella A, Kossioni A, Karaharju-Suvanto T, Suomalainen K, et al (2013). Core continuing professional development (CPD) topics for the European dentist. Eur J Dent Educ, 17(1), e82-e87. Abstract.  Author URL.
Suomalainen K, Karaharju-Suvanto T, Bailey S, Bullock A, Cowpe J, Barnes E, Thomas H, Thomas R, Kavadella A, Kossioni A, et al (2013). Guidelines for the organisation of continuing professional development activities for the European dentist. European Journal of Dental Education, 17(SUPPL. 1), 29-37. Abstract.
McHugh C, Bailey S, Shilling V, Morris C (2013). Meeting the information needs of families of children with chronic health conditions. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr, 33(3), 265-270. Author URL.
Kavadella A, Kossioni AE, Tsiklakis K, Cowpe J, Bullock A, Barnes E, Bailey S, Thomas H, Thomas R, Karaharju-Suvanto T, et al (2013). Recommendations for the development of e-modules for the continuing professional development of European dentists. European Journal of Dental Education, 17(SUPPL. 1), 45-54. Abstract.
Kossioni AE, Kavadella A, Tzoutzas I, Bakas A, Tsiklakis K, Bailey S, Bullock A, Cowpe J, Barnes E, Thomas H, et al (2013). The development of an exemplar e-module for the continuing professional development of European dentists. European Journal of Dental Education, 17(SUPPL. 1), 38-44. Abstract.

2012

Barnes E, Bullock AD, Bailey SER, Cowpe JG, Karaharju-Suvanto T (2012). A review of continuing professional development for dentists in Europe. European Journal of Dental Education, 16(3), 166-178. Abstract.
Bailey SER, Wilson MJ, Griffiths R, Bullock AD, Cowpe JG, Newcombe RG, Lewis MAO (2012). Continuing dental education: Evaluation of the effectiveness of a disinfection and decontamination course. European Journal of Dental Education, 16(1), 59-64. Abstract.

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External Engagement and Impact

Invited lectures & workshops

  • Diagnosing cancer with routine healthcare data. The Bazalgette Series: the role for data across the South West, Exeter, 2018.
  • Introducing the Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) in the South West of England. Cancer Research UK Cascade Event, Exeter, 2018.
  • Cancer Research at the University of Exeter. Fundraising dinner for the University of Exeter, London, 2018.
  • Thrombocytosis in primary care. University of Malmo, Sweden, 2017.
  • How routinely collected data helps cancer diagnosis. The Hunts Community Cancer Network cancer survivor's conference, Huntingdon, 2017.

Media Coverage

  • The Daily Express. 'Simple test can detect early signs of bowel cancer'. 19th January 2021
  • The I. 'Easy new test for colorectal cancer could save lives'. 19th January 2021
  • The Daily Telegraph. '£4 bowel cancer test should be used more widely to save lives, researchers say'. 19th January 2021
  • The Daily Mail. '£4 bowel cancer breakthrough'. 19th January 2021
  • NIHR Alert. 'Results from a routine blood test could help in early detection of cancer'. 14th October 2020
  • BBC Radio 4 Inside Health (radio interview), 4th July 2017
  • The Guardian Weekly (print) ’Blood test for cancer’, 2nd June 2017
  • ITV West Country (television interview), 23rd May 2017
  • BBC Radio Devon (radio interview), 23rd May 2017
  • The Times (print) ‘Blood test could save thousands from cancer’ [front page], 23rd May 2017
  • The Guardian (print) ‘Common blood test points way to early cancer diagnosis’, 23rd May 2017

Teaching

Academic tutor for BSc Medical Sciences

Tutor on Making Sense of Evidence module for BMBS, including delivering workshops on diagnostics

Professional Training Year provider for BSc Medical Sciences

Student supervision

  • Melissa Barlow, University of Exeter (2019 - 2022) Which of the histological subtypes of lung cancer are associated with pre/peri-diagnostic raised platelet levels? (PhD supervisor)
  • Jan Clark, University of Exeter (2018) Investigating outcomes for patients with thrombocytosis (Masters dissertation supervisor)
  • Emily Ankus, University of South Florida (2017) Determining 3% risk for underlying malignancy in patients with a high normal platelet count (summer placement)
  • Punit Sevak, University of Exeter (2017) The association between red cell distribution width (RDW) and undiagnosed cancer in primary care: an observational cohort study (summer placement)
  • Katie Ho, University of Exeter (2017) The association between idiopathic thrombosis, thrombocytosis, and cancer diagnosis in primary care: an observational cohort study using electronic medical records (summer placement)

Supervision / Group

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