Cancer Epidemiology Research Group

The Cancer Epidemiology and Health Services Research Group (CEHSRG) is led by Professor Liam Murray and is allied to the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR).  The aim of the group is ‘to undertake research of clinical and public health relevance aimed at preventing cancer development and progression and improving the care and quality of life of patients diagnosed with cancer.  The group has 2 main research strands:

  1. Cancer Epidemiology/Cancer Progression Research
  2. Cancer Health Services and Survivorship Research

The National Cancer Institution (NCI) Cancer Prevention Fellowship Programme (USA) has been important in the development of the group with several members, e.g. Drs Cantwell and Anderson, completing the programme before securing lectureships within QUB.  Researchers from the CEHSRG work within a multi-disciplinary network of national and international collaborators with particularly strong links with researchers at NCI. The group has an excellent record of supervising MPhil, MD and PhD students to completion of their higher degrees and having students work published in peer-reviewed journals.

Current academic staff members with links to their specific research interests:

      Professor Liam Murray
      Dr Michael Donnelly
      Dr Anna Gavin
      Dr Marie Cantwell
      Dr Chris Cardwell
      Dr Lesley Anderson
      Dr Helen Coleman