I am a researcher currently working on the PEOPLE-HULL study funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research. Other responsibilities include teaching the Scholarship and Special Interest Programme (SSIP) module: Cancer Screening, awareness and detection; facilitating tutorials/workshops for Hull York Medical School undergraduate students; marking/moderation of undergraduate and postgraduate students; peer-reviewing and other Hull York Medical School duties.
Julie Walabyeki is a research fellow, involved with the PEOPLE-Hull study and the Cancer Studies-Yorkshire (CS-Y)-Intervention study, both funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research (YCR). She is currently working on the PEOPLE-HULL study and is also involved in conducting a systematic review 'Reducing Unplanned Hospital Admissions in people with cancer'. The recently completed studies are 'Reducing Unplanned Hospital Admissions-Practitioner Study'(RUHAS-PS), Symptoms Awareness Study (SASS): Understanding of cancer symptoms and healthcare interactions among smokers with Professor Una Macleod and the 'Age related aspects of help-seeking behaviour: a qualitative study exploring older people’s fatalistic attitudes towards ill health and dying (SASS 2). Her interest in research first developed after her medical training when she was involved in Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and randomized clinical trials. Her interests then were mainly Infectious Diseases-HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis. Since then, she has developed further varied interests following her postgraduate training and these include early diagnosis of cancer, smoking and cancer, qualitative research, healthcare Management- particularly Leadership in healthcare.
MB BS Medicine - Phase 1
SSIP - Cancer screening, awareness and detection
View Julie's publications on ORCID.
Chen, H., Walabyeki, J., Johnson, M., Boland, E., Seymour, J. and Macleod, U., 2019. An integrated understanding of the complex drivers of emergency presentations and admissions in cancer patients: Qualitative modelling of secondary-care health professionals’ experiences and views. PloS one, 14(5), p.e0216430.
Walabyeki, J., Adamson, J., Buckley, H.L., Sinclair, H., Atkin, K., Graham, H., Whitaker, K., Wardle, J. and Macleod, U., 2017. Experience of, awareness of and help-seeking for potential cancer symptoms in smokers and non-smokers: A cross-sectional study. PloS one, 12(8), p.e0183647