Dr Eileen Morgan

Keywords: medical statistics; cancer epidemiology; type 1 diabetes epidemiology;

Eileen is a Statistician at the N. Ireland Cancer Registry, Centre for Public Health at Queen’s University Belfast. Eileen graduated with a PhD in Medical Statistics from the Centre for Public Health in July 2015. Eileen’s PhD focused on the epidemiology, risk factors and complications of Type 1 diabetes in children and young people. After her PhD Eileen began her current position at the N. Ireland Cancer Registry as Statistician. During her first year here, she produced the Official Statistics on the incidence, mortality and survival of cancer in Northern Ireland which are available at http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/CancerInformation/official-statistics/. As well as producing Official Statistics, Eileen’s role at the registry involves responding to routine requests for cancer information which come from a range of groups such as the media, parliament, charities and researchers. In order to keep up-to-date with methodology and ensure consistency in terms of cancer statistics across the UK and Ireland, Eileen is a member of the UK and Ireland Association of Cancer Registries (UKIACR) Analyst Group. Eileen also remains involved with research and is currently working on the collaborative All-Ireland Prostate Biopsy Study, investigating the physical and psychological impact of undergoing a prostate biopsy as reported by men. This study is funded by Prostate Cancer UK, the Health Research Board and the R&D office of NI Public Health Agency. Eileen also remains interested in her previous work in Type 1 diabetes and continues to publish in this area.