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 Susan Ball

Susan Ball

Research Fellow in Medical Statistics

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Susan has been working as a Medical Statistician since 2007. She joined University of Exeter Medical School in April 2015 as a Research Fellow in Medical Statistics, having previously led the Medical Statistics group in Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. Susan works on various projects in the Health Statistics Group and PenCLAHRC.

Qualifications

  • MSc Statistics, University of Sheffield (2011)
  • BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Finance, Plymouth University (2006)

Research

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Christiansen M, Ekelund CK, Petersen OB, Hyett J, Eastwood N, Ball SE, Tabor A, Vogel I (In Press). Nuchal translucency distributions for different chromosomal anomalies in a large unselected population cohort. Prenatal Diagnosis Full text.
Hoffmann C, Abraham C, White MP, Ball S, Skippon SM (2017). What cognitive mechanisms predict travel mode choice? a systematic review with meta-analysis. Transport Reviews, 1-22. Full text.
Sani AS, Abraham C, Denford S, Ball S (2016). Are sexual health programmes in sub-Saharan African schools effective in promoting condom use and preventing sexually-transmitted infections including HIV? a systematic review and meta-analysis. HIV MEDICINE, 17, 30-30. Author URL.
Sani AS, Abraham C, Denford S, Ball S (2016). School-based sexual health education interventions to prevent STI/HIV in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Public Health, 16(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Tsuda Y, Parkins CJ, Caposio P, Feldmann F, Botto S, Ball S, Messaoudi I, Cicin-Sain L, Feldmann H, Jarvis MA, et al (2015). A cytomegalovirus-based vaccine provides long-lasting protection against lethal Ebola virus challenge after a single dose. Vaccine, 33(19), 2261-2266. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vincent Z, Hornby S, Ball S, Sanders G, Ayling RM (2015). Faecal calprotectin as a marker for oesophago-gastric cancer. Ann Clin Biochem, 52(Pt 6), 660-664. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ball S, Vickery J, Hobart J, Wright D, Green C, Shearer J, Nunn A, Cano MG, MacManus D, Miller D, et al (2015). The Cannabinoid Use in Progressive Inflammatory brain Disease (CUPID) trial: a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled parallel-group multicentre trial and economic evaluation of cannabinoids to slow progression in multiple sclerosis. Health Technol Assess, 19(12), vii-187. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vassallo J, Horne S, Ball S, Smith J (2015). Usefulness of the Shock Index as a secondary triage tool. J R Army Med Corps, 161(1), 53-57. Abstract.  Author URL.
Vassallo J, Horne S, Ball S, Whitley J (2014). UK Triage the validation of a new tool to counter an evolving threat. Injury, 45(12), 2071-2075. Abstract.  Author URL.
Norgaard P, Wright D, Ball S, Newell P, Kirkegaard I, Petersen OB, Uldbjerg N, Torring N, Jorgensen FS, Friis-Hansen L, et al (2013). Autocorrelation and cross-correlation between hCG beta and PAPP-A in repeated sampling during first trimester of pregnancy. CLINICAL CHEMISTRY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE, 51(9), 1781-1788. Author URL.
Zajicek J, Ball S, Wright D, Vickery J, Nunn A, Miller D, Gomez Cano M, McManus D, Mallik S, Hobart J, et al (2013). Effect of dronabinol on progression in progressive multiple sclerosis (CUPID): a randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet Neurol, 12(9), 857-865. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ball S, Ekelund C, Wright D, Kirkegaard I, Nørgaard P, Petersen OB, Tabor A, Danish Fetal Medicine Study Group (2013). Temporal effects of maternal and pregnancy characteristics on serum pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A and free β-human chorionic gonadotropin at 7-14 weeks' gestation. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol, 41(1), 33-39. Abstract.  Author URL.
Horne S, Vassallo J, Read J, Ball S (2013). UK triage--an improved tool for an evolving threat. Injury, 44(1), 23-28. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hollister N, Todd C, Ball S, Thorp-Jones D, Coghill J (2012). Minimising the risk of accidental dural puncture with epidural analgesia for labour: a retrospective review of risk factors. Int J Obstet Anesth, 21(3), 236-241. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ekelund C, Wright D, Ball S, Kirkegaard I, Norgaard P, Sorensen S, Friis-Hansen L, Jorgensen FS, Torring N, Bech BH, et al (2012). Prospective study evaluating performance of first-trimester combined screening for trisomy 21 using repeat sampling of maternal serum markers PAPP-A and free beta-hCG. ULTRASOUND IN OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY, 40(3), 276-281. Author URL.
Ball S, Wright D, Sodre D, Lachmann R, Nicolaides KH (2012). Temporal effect of Afro-Caribbean race on serum pregnancy-associated plasma protein-a at 9-13 weeks' gestation in screening for aneuploidies. Fetal Diagn Ther, 31(3), 162-169. Abstract.  Author URL.
Madsen HN, Ball S, Wright D, Torring N, Petersen OB, Nicolaides KH, Spencer K (2011). A reassessment of biochemical marker distributions in trisomy 21-affected and unaffected twin pregnancies in the first trimester. ULTRASOUND IN OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY, 37(1), 38-47. Author URL.
Sleigh K, Ball S, Hilton DA (2011). Quantification of changes in muscle from individuals with and without mitochondrial disease. Muscle Nerve, 43(6), 795-800. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wright D, Bradbury I, Malone F, D'Alton M, Summers A, Huang T, Ball S, Baker A, Nix B, Aitken D, et al (2010). Cross-trimester repeated measures testing for Down's syndrome screening: an assessment. Health Technol Assess, 14(33), 1-80. Abstract.  Author URL.
Torring N, Ball S, Wright D, Sarkissian G, Guitton M, Darbouret B (2010). First trimester screening for trisomy 21 in gestational week 8-10 by ADAM12-S as a maternal serum marker. REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY AND ENDOCRINOLOGY, 8 Author URL.  Full text.
Imam I, Ball S, Wright D, Hanemann CO, Zajicek J (2010). The epidemiology of motor neurone disease in two counties in the southwest of England. JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, 257(6), 977-981. Author URL.

Conferences

Hornby ST, Ball S, Barrett L, Ayling R, Wright D, Sanders G, Wheatley TW (2014). Faecal and plasma biomarkers combined with Bayesian prior risk modelling as a screening test for oesophago-gastric cancer.  Author URL.
Bunting D, Hornby S, Ball S, Vincent Z, Ayling R, Wheatley T, Sanders G (2014). Faecal calprotectin as a biomarker in oesophago-gastric cancer.  Author URL.
Mallik S, Ball S, Dalton C, MacManus D, Tozer D, Miller D, Zajicek J (2013). CANNABINOID USE IN PROGRESSIVE INFLAMMATORY BRAIN DISEASE (CUPID) MRI SUB-STUDY.  Author URL.
Hornby S, Ball S, Droog S, Wright D, Wheatley T, Sanders G (2013). Systematic review of risk factors for Oesophago-gastric cancer.  Author URL.
Hornby S, Ball S, Barrett L, Ayling R, Wright D, Sanders G, Wheatley T (2013). The performance of faecal and plasma biomarkers with a Bayesian prior risk model as a potential screening programme for Oesophago-gastric cancer.  Author URL.
Zajicek J, Hobart J, Wright D, Ball S, Nunn A, Vickery J, Investigators CUPIDT (2012). RESULTS FROM THE CANNABINNOID USE IN PROGRESSIVE INFLAMMATORY BRAIN DISEASE (CUPID) TRIAL.  Author URL.
Ball S, Sleigh K, Hilton D (2011). Mitochondrial changes in patients without muscle disease: association with age and muscle group.  Author URL.
Hilton D, Sleigh K, Ball S (2010). Frequency of mitochondrial changes in normal muscle.  Author URL.
Imam I, Ball S, Wright D, Hanemann O, Zajicek J (2009). THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE IN TWO COUNTIES IN THE SOUTH WEST OF ENGLAND.  Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Christiansen M, Ekelund CK, Petersen OB, Hyett J, Eastwood N, Ball SE, Tabor A, Vogel I (In Press). Nuchal translucency distributions for different chromosomal anomalies in a large unselected population cohort. Prenatal Diagnosis Full text.

2017

Hoffmann C, Abraham C, White MP, Ball S, Skippon SM (2017). What cognitive mechanisms predict travel mode choice? a systematic review with meta-analysis. Transport Reviews, 1-22. Full text.

2016

Sani AS, Abraham C, Denford S, Ball S (2016). Are sexual health programmes in sub-Saharan African schools effective in promoting condom use and preventing sexually-transmitted infections including HIV? a systematic review and meta-analysis. HIV MEDICINE, 17, 30-30. Author URL.
Sani AS, Abraham C, Denford S, Ball S (2016). School-based sexual health education interventions to prevent STI/HIV in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Public Health, 16(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2015

Tsuda Y, Parkins CJ, Caposio P, Feldmann F, Botto S, Ball S, Messaoudi I, Cicin-Sain L, Feldmann H, Jarvis MA, et al (2015). A cytomegalovirus-based vaccine provides long-lasting protection against lethal Ebola virus challenge after a single dose. Vaccine, 33(19), 2261-2266. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vincent Z, Hornby S, Ball S, Sanders G, Ayling RM (2015). Faecal calprotectin as a marker for oesophago-gastric cancer. Ann Clin Biochem, 52(Pt 6), 660-664. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ball S, Vickery J, Hobart J, Wright D, Green C, Shearer J, Nunn A, Cano MG, MacManus D, Miller D, et al (2015). The Cannabinoid Use in Progressive Inflammatory brain Disease (CUPID) trial: a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled parallel-group multicentre trial and economic evaluation of cannabinoids to slow progression in multiple sclerosis. Health Technol Assess, 19(12), vii-187. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vassallo J, Horne S, Ball S, Smith J (2015). Usefulness of the Shock Index as a secondary triage tool. J R Army Med Corps, 161(1), 53-57. Abstract.  Author URL.

2014

Hornby ST, Ball S, Barrett L, Ayling R, Wright D, Sanders G, Wheatley TW (2014). Faecal and plasma biomarkers combined with Bayesian prior risk modelling as a screening test for oesophago-gastric cancer.  Author URL.
Bunting D, Hornby S, Ball S, Vincent Z, Ayling R, Wheatley T, Sanders G (2014). Faecal calprotectin as a biomarker in oesophago-gastric cancer.  Author URL.
Vassallo J, Horne S, Ball S, Whitley J (2014). UK Triage the validation of a new tool to counter an evolving threat. Injury, 45(12), 2071-2075. Abstract.  Author URL.

2013

Norgaard P, Wright D, Ball S, Newell P, Kirkegaard I, Petersen OB, Uldbjerg N, Torring N, Jorgensen FS, Friis-Hansen L, et al (2013). Autocorrelation and cross-correlation between hCG beta and PAPP-A in repeated sampling during first trimester of pregnancy. CLINICAL CHEMISTRY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE, 51(9), 1781-1788. Author URL.
Mallik S, Ball S, Dalton C, MacManus D, Tozer D, Miller D, Zajicek J (2013). CANNABINOID USE IN PROGRESSIVE INFLAMMATORY BRAIN DISEASE (CUPID) MRI SUB-STUDY.  Author URL.
Zajicek J, Ball S, Wright D, Vickery J, Nunn A, Miller D, Gomez Cano M, McManus D, Mallik S, Hobart J, et al (2013). Effect of dronabinol on progression in progressive multiple sclerosis (CUPID): a randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet Neurol, 12(9), 857-865. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hornby S, Ball S, Droog S, Wright D, Wheatley T, Sanders G (2013). Systematic review of risk factors for Oesophago-gastric cancer.  Author URL.
Ball S, Ekelund C, Wright D, Kirkegaard I, Nørgaard P, Petersen OB, Tabor A, Danish Fetal Medicine Study Group (2013). Temporal effects of maternal and pregnancy characteristics on serum pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A and free β-human chorionic gonadotropin at 7-14 weeks' gestation. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol, 41(1), 33-39. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hornby S, Ball S, Barrett L, Ayling R, Wright D, Sanders G, Wheatley T (2013). The performance of faecal and plasma biomarkers with a Bayesian prior risk model as a potential screening programme for Oesophago-gastric cancer.  Author URL.
Horne S, Vassallo J, Read J, Ball S (2013). UK triage--an improved tool for an evolving threat. Injury, 44(1), 23-28. Abstract.  Author URL.

2012

Hollister N, Todd C, Ball S, Thorp-Jones D, Coghill J (2012). Minimising the risk of accidental dural puncture with epidural analgesia for labour: a retrospective review of risk factors. Int J Obstet Anesth, 21(3), 236-241. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ekelund C, Wright D, Ball S, Kirkegaard I, Norgaard P, Sorensen S, Friis-Hansen L, Jorgensen FS, Torring N, Bech BH, et al (2012). Prospective study evaluating performance of first-trimester combined screening for trisomy 21 using repeat sampling of maternal serum markers PAPP-A and free beta-hCG. ULTRASOUND IN OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY, 40(3), 276-281. Author URL.
Zajicek J, Hobart J, Wright D, Ball S, Nunn A, Vickery J, Investigators CUPIDT (2012). RESULTS FROM THE CANNABINNOID USE IN PROGRESSIVE INFLAMMATORY BRAIN DISEASE (CUPID) TRIAL.  Author URL.
Ball S, Wright D, Sodre D, Lachmann R, Nicolaides KH (2012). Temporal effect of Afro-Caribbean race on serum pregnancy-associated plasma protein-a at 9-13 weeks' gestation in screening for aneuploidies. Fetal Diagn Ther, 31(3), 162-169. Abstract.  Author URL.

2011

Madsen HN, Ball S, Wright D, Torring N, Petersen OB, Nicolaides KH, Spencer K (2011). A reassessment of biochemical marker distributions in trisomy 21-affected and unaffected twin pregnancies in the first trimester. ULTRASOUND IN OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY, 37(1), 38-47. Author URL.
Ball S, Sleigh K, Hilton D (2011). Mitochondrial changes in patients without muscle disease: association with age and muscle group.  Author URL.
Sleigh K, Ball S, Hilton DA (2011). Quantification of changes in muscle from individuals with and without mitochondrial disease. Muscle Nerve, 43(6), 795-800. Abstract.  Author URL.

2010

Wright D, Bradbury I, Malone F, D'Alton M, Summers A, Huang T, Ball S, Baker A, Nix B, Aitken D, et al (2010). Cross-trimester repeated measures testing for Down's syndrome screening: an assessment. Health Technol Assess, 14(33), 1-80. Abstract.  Author URL.
Torring N, Ball S, Wright D, Sarkissian G, Guitton M, Darbouret B (2010). First trimester screening for trisomy 21 in gestational week 8-10 by ADAM12-S as a maternal serum marker. REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY AND ENDOCRINOLOGY, 8 Author URL.  Full text.
Hilton D, Sleigh K, Ball S (2010). Frequency of mitochondrial changes in normal muscle.  Author URL.
Imam I, Ball S, Wright D, Hanemann CO, Zajicek J (2010). The epidemiology of motor neurone disease in two counties in the southwest of England. JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, 257(6), 977-981. Author URL.

2009

Imam I, Ball S, Wright D, Hanemann O, Zajicek J (2009). THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE IN TWO COUNTIES IN THE SOUTH WEST OF ENGLAND.  Author URL.

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