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Dr Coleman's research mostly focuses on the epidemiology of gastrointestinal cancers and pre-malignant conditions, with particular strengths in Barrett's oesophagus and oesophageal adenocarcinoma, colorectal polyps and colorectal cancer. She has specialist training in molecular pathology epidemiology and nutritional epidemiology. 

Her research mostly incorporates data analysis from population-based registers, existing cohort and case-control studies, and systematic reviews of these study designs, as well as applying community-based interventions to address underlying risk factors.

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Dr Coleman is interested to hear from students and clinical trainees who wish to pursue PhD/MD/MPhil projects in;

  • Data analysis

  • Epidemiology projects related to oesophageal or colorectal cancer and pre-malignant conditions

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Research students

PhD Title: The association between oral health, related bacteria and gastrointestinal cancer risk and progression

Name: Haydee Jordao
Years of Study: 2017-2020
Country: Angola

MD Title: The association between vitamin D and upper gastrointestinal cancer risk and progression

Name: Stephen McCain
Years of Study: 2017 - 2019
Country: UK

PhD Title: The association between lifestyle exposures and the risk of oesophageal, gastric and liver cancer in the UK and China

Name: Peipei Liu
Years of Study: 2018-2021
Country: China

Alumni: where are they now?

Andrew Kunzmann

PhD Title: Risk factors (including biomarkers) for colorectal cancer development and prognosis

Years of Study: 2011-14
Country: UK
Current position: Post-doctoral research fellow

Ronan Gray

PhD Title: The role of aspirin and statins in colorectal cancer survival

Years of Study: 2014-17
Country: UK
Current position: Surgical registrar

Omolara Sanni

PhD Title: The epidemiology of endometrial hyperplasia and cancer progression

Years of Study: 2014-18
Country: Nigeria
Current position: EORTC Postdoctoral fellow applicant

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