Summary: I am researching the genetic determinants of melanoma
Location: Cancer Genetics Building
I was awarded my BSc hons in Mathematics from Northumbria University in 2014. As part of my degree, I completed a medical statistics module which led me to my MSc hons in Medical Statistics from the University of Leeds, which I completed in 2016. I am now carrying out my PhD in Leeds where I research the genetic determinants of melanoma.
In particular, I am interested in determining the best genetic predictors of pigmentation, nevus count and telomere length, as these have been found to be major risk factors for melanoma. To conduct my research, I am using genome-wide association analysis, genome-wide polygenic scores, logistic regression, and meta-analysis. I am using various datasets, including the Leeds Melanoma Cohort, the Cancer Genome Atlas, and the UK Biobank dataset.