Cancer Epidemiology Group

Group Leader: Professor Eva Morris

The Cancer Epidemiology Group uses large scale datasets to research a range of cancers, particularly bowel cancer. We have extensive experience of using routine, NHS datasets to inform screening, treatment and service planning. We have a particular focus on demographic variations, particularly age inequalities. 


We quantify the characteristics of cancer management across the NHS. By understanding variations in the management of cancer we provide evidence to guide interventions that will help to eliminate inequalities and improve survival from the disease. We do this by linking routine NHS datasets to generate population-based datasets that include all cancer patients in the country and detail as many aspects of their management as possible. We then then analyse these data to identify processes and procedures associated with best practice and improved patient survival. We work closely with patient advocates and our colleagues in Public Health England to maintain our ethical standards and abide with regulatory requirements. 


Prof Eva Morris, Group Leader 

Paul AffleckCORECT-R Programme Manager
Ariadni Aravani, Research Fellow
Becky Birch, Research Fellow
Emily Boldison, Patient and Public Engagement Facilitator
Chris Carrigan, Senior Research Fellow
Amy Downing, Senior Research Fellow
Hayley Fenton, Research Fellow 
Paul Finan, Visiting Professor (Clinical)
Beth Levick, Research Fellow
Jackie Mara, YCR Bowel Cancer Improvement Programme Deputy Project Manager
Hannah Rossington, YCR Bowel Cancer Improvement Programme Project Manager
Andy Smith, Senior Data Manager
Katie Spencer, MRC Clinical Research Fellow
Ana Sredic-Rhodes, PhD student
Alison Stone, Patient Engagement Research Facilitator
Charlotte Sturley, PhD student
John Taylor, Research Statistician/Epidemiologist
Simon Whalley, Data Manager 


Cancer Research UK, CORECT-R Population Committee Programme Grant, C23434/A23706
Yorkshire Cancer Research Bowel Cancer Improvement Programme
Roche Diagnostics