Sharon is a PhD student in the Department of Surgery and Cancer within the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London. Her research focuses on the optimisation of colorectal cancer screening and prevention by using large datasets to identify factors which put people at increased risk of colorectal cancer. Sharon’s PhD aims to examine factors affecting screening performance and will also examine medications and colorectal cancer risk. Prior to starting her PhD Sharon completed an MSc in psychological research methods at the University of Exeter, which involved working on a project to assess the diagnostic accuracy of brief cognitive assessments.
Ruth is a PhD student in Cancer Epidemiology and is working on improving prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer. Her research focuses on investigating predictors of colorectal cancer by sub-site using large datasets and on optimising surveillance strategies for patients with an increased risk of colorectal cancer. Prior to starting her PhD at Imperial College in 2019, Ruth worked as a clinical fellow in public health and clinical commissioning. Ruth holds an MBChB (Medicine and Surgery) degree from the University of Liverpool and also gained a Master of Public Health at the University of Manchester during her intercalation year.
Rhea is a PhD student in Cancer Epidemiology within the Faculty of Medicine of Imperial College London. Working within the CSPRG her research will focus on colorectal cancer screening and prevention by the identification of risk factors for proximal colon cancer and the optimisation of screening of high-risk groups. Prior to starting a PhD, Rhea worked as a Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in the Cancer Survival Group. Her research involved investigating international differences and time trends in cancer survival as a well as ethnic and socio-economic inequalities in cancer survival in North America. Rhea holds an MSc in Public Health from LSHTM and an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of the West Indies.
Emma is a PhD student in the Department of Surgery and Cancer. Her research focuses on the optimisation of surveillance strategies for patients at higher risk of colorectal cancer, including those with a history of colorectal polyps or Lynch Syndrome. Before starting her PhD in 2021, Emma worked as a Research Assistant in the CSPRG for four years, gaining experience with nearly all of the CSPRG’s studies. Before this, Emma studied Biological Natural Sciences at Cambridge University before completing a MSc in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).