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Dr Sarah Walker

Dr Sarah Walker

Research Fellow

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 01392 726037

 Smeall building JS01

 

Smeall Building, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

I am a Postdoctoral Health Statistics Research Fellow in the Health Statistics Group at the University of Exeter Medical School. I work part-time between two roles: 50% of my time is spent on the COMED project and 50% as a statistician for Exeter Clinical Trials Unit. I am a member of the Institute of Health Research (IHR) Early Career Researcher Network and organised the IHR Early Career Researcher Focus Day (2018), funded by a University of Exeter Researcher Led Inititiative Award. I am also a member of the University of Exeter Research Ethics Committee and a STEM Ambassador. 

After graduating with a MSc in Statistics with Applications in Medicine from the University of Southampton in 2003, my first academic appointment was in the Biostatistics Group at the University of Manchester. I worked on a number of projects concurrently, investigating: the efficacy of cognitive behaviour therapy delivered by telephone for the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder; suicidal behaviour in youths with depression treated with anti-depressants and the effect of air pollutants on mortality in patients recently discharged from hospital. 

In 2017, I was awarded my PhD (Quantification of the risk of breast, uterine and cervical cancers in symptomatic women in primary care) which compared the frequency of presentation of symptoms suggestive of breast, uterine and cervical cancers in women in primary care. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) referred to the breast and uterine cancer analyses in the revision of NICE guideline [NG12] for recognition and referral of patients with suspected cancer. 

I have recently completed the ExTraMatch II study, an individual participant data (IPD) meta-analysis of the effect of exercise-based rehabilitation in heart failure (NIHR HTA 15/80/30). 

Qualifications

PhD Quantification of the risk of breast, uterine and cervical cancers in symptomatic women in primary care - Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (2017)

MSc Statistics with Applications in Medicine - University of Southampton (2003)

BSc Mathematics, 2:1 - University of Sheffield (2002)

 

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Journal articles

Taylor RS, Walker S, Smart NA, Piepoli MF, Warren FC, Ciani O, O'Connor C, Whellan D, Keteyian SJ, Coats A, et al (2018). Impact of exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation in patients with heart failure (ExTraMATCH II) on mortality and hospitalisation: an individual patient data meta-analysis of randomised trials. Eur J Heart Fail Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ciani O, Piepoli M, Smart N, Uddin J, Walker S, Warren FC, Zwisler AD, Davos CH, Taylor RS (2018). Validation of Exercise Capacity as a Surrogate Endpoint in Exercise-Based Rehabilitation for Heart Failure: a Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. JACC: Heart Failure, 6(7), 596-604. Abstract.
Walker S, Hamilton W (2017). Risk of cervical cancer in symptomatic women aged ≥40 in primary care: a case-control study using electronic records. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl), 26(3). Abstract.  Author URL.
Walker S, Hyde C, Hamilton W (2014). Risk of breast cancer in symptomatic women in primary care: a case-control study using electronic records. Br J Gen Pract, 64(629), e788-e793. Abstract.  Author URL.
Walker S, Hyde C, Hamilton W (2013). Risk of uterine cancer in symptomatic women in primary care: case-control study using electronic records. Br J Gen Pract, 63(614), e643-e648. Abstract.  Author URL.
Almasi K, Belso N, Kapur N, Webb R, Cooper J, Hadley S, Kerfoot M, Dunn G, Sotonyi P, Rihmer Z, et al (2009). Risk factors for suicide in Hungary: a case-control study. BMC Psychiatry, 9 Abstract.  Full text.
Dubicka B, Hadley S, Roberts C (2006). Suicidal behaviour in youths with depression treated with new-generation antidepressants: meta-analysis. Br J Psychiatry, 189, 393-398. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lovell K, Cox D, Haddock G, Jones C, Raines D, Garvey R, Roberts C, Hadley S (2006). Telephone administered cognitive behaviour therapy for treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder: randomised controlled non-inferiority trial. BMJ, 333(7574). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

Conferences

Mcnamee R, Hadley S, Carder M, Beverland I, Elton R, Boyd J, Van Tongeren M, Agius R (2006). Are cardiopulmonary patients more susceptible to acute effects of air pollutants?.  Author URL.

Publications by year


2018

Taylor RS, Walker S, Smart NA, Piepoli MF, Warren FC, Ciani O, O'Connor C, Whellan D, Keteyian SJ, Coats A, et al (2018). Impact of exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation in patients with heart failure (ExTraMATCH II) on mortality and hospitalisation: an individual patient data meta-analysis of randomised trials. Eur J Heart Fail Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ciani O, Piepoli M, Smart N, Uddin J, Walker S, Warren FC, Zwisler AD, Davos CH, Taylor RS (2018). Validation of Exercise Capacity as a Surrogate Endpoint in Exercise-Based Rehabilitation for Heart Failure: a Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. JACC: Heart Failure, 6(7), 596-604. Abstract.

2017

Walker S, Hamilton W (2017). Risk of cervical cancer in symptomatic women aged ≥40 in primary care: a case-control study using electronic records. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl), 26(3). Abstract.  Author URL.

2014

Walker S, Hyde C, Hamilton W (2014). Risk of breast cancer in symptomatic women in primary care: a case-control study using electronic records. Br J Gen Pract, 64(629), e788-e793. Abstract.  Author URL.

2013

Walker S, Hyde C, Hamilton W (2013). Risk of uterine cancer in symptomatic women in primary care: case-control study using electronic records. Br J Gen Pract, 63(614), e643-e648. Abstract.  Author URL.

2009

Almasi K, Belso N, Kapur N, Webb R, Cooper J, Hadley S, Kerfoot M, Dunn G, Sotonyi P, Rihmer Z, et al (2009). Risk factors for suicide in Hungary: a case-control study. BMC Psychiatry, 9 Abstract.  Full text.

2006

Mcnamee R, Hadley S, Carder M, Beverland I, Elton R, Boyd J, Van Tongeren M, Agius R (2006). Are cardiopulmonary patients more susceptible to acute effects of air pollutants?.  Author URL.
Dubicka B, Hadley S, Roberts C (2006). Suicidal behaviour in youths with depression treated with new-generation antidepressants: meta-analysis. Br J Psychiatry, 189, 393-398. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lovell K, Cox D, Haddock G, Jones C, Raines D, Garvey R, Roberts C, Hadley S (2006). Telephone administered cognitive behaviour therapy for treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder: randomised controlled non-inferiority trial. BMJ, 333(7574). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

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