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Our cancer inequalities research experts

TRANSFORM brings together expertise in research and clinical practice, so we can address the key gaps in knowledge that are essential to tackling cancer inequalities in Yorkshire.
This project brings together expertise from TRANSFORM and the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre, the Cancer Awareness, Screening and Diagnostic Pathways Research Group, the Methods Hub and the Cancer Research Group.

TRANSFORM Leadership Team

TRANSFORM researchers
 NameRole Key areas of research
Dr Arwa Abdel-Aal Clinical Research Fellow The impact of lung cancer screening on health inequalities.
Dr Olufikayo Bamidele Research Associate (Evidence Synthesis) Reducing inequalities in cancer experiences and outcomes using systematic literature reviews and evidence synthesis.
Alex Bullock Clinical Research Fellow (Nutrition)

Identification of malnutrition, cachexia and sarcopenia in older cancer patients.

Dr Joanne Cairns Career Development Research Fellow Developing co-produced interventions to reducing inequalities in cancer screening uptake.
Jordan Curry Research Assistant (CANBenefit II Trial) Bringing together physical activity and digital technology for those living with and beyond cancer.
Matthew Dell Research Study Administrator  
Dr Laurie Dunn Research Fellow in Primary Care Developing a Significant Event Audit (SEA) tool for patients, to develop a better understanding of a patient’s experiences and motivations to presentation, which led to a cancer diagnosis.
Dr Cindy Forbes Career Development Research Fellow

The role of physical activity and sedentary behaviour on quality of life among cancer survivors, and the utility of technology in assisting lifestyle behaviour change to influence quality of life and other health outcomes.

Sarah Greenley Research Fellow (Information Specialist)

Information retrieval for systematic reviews, computer interpretable guidelines, clinical decision support systems.

Dr Charlotte Kelly Career Development Research Fellow Exploring the issues related to a cancer patient’s journey to healthcare facilities on their journey through the healthcare system (from diagnosis to end of life).
Hannah Miles Research Assistant working on Jo Cairns’ At Risk Bowel Screening project  
Michael Patterson Clinical Research Fellow (Nutrition)  
Dr Lukas Pitel Research Fellow (Cancer Statistics) Data processing, data analysis (diverse research questions).
Helen Roberts Patient and Public Involvement Co-ordinator  
Dr Flavia Swan Research Fellow (Rehabilitation) Palliative care research interest: non-pharmacological interventions for the management of chronic breathlessness.
Alex Wray Clinical Research Fellow (Cancer Nursing) Developing interventions to support children in families where a parent has had a terminal illness


PhD students
  • Jordan Curry
  • Emily Lunn
  • Rebecca Price
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