Dr Becky Birch
- Position: Research Fellow
- Areas of expertise: epidemiology; cancer; big data; population data
- Email: R.J.Birch@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 0280
- Location: LIDA Worsley Building
- Website: Twitter | LinkedIn | Researchgate
I am currently a researcher in Dr Amy Downing’s group, working on the CORECT-R programme. My work focuses on quantifying outcome inequities in colorectal cancer with a particular interest in multimorbidity, frailty and age. I received my PhD in Cancer Epidemiology from the University of Leeds in 2013 for a project titled Teenage and young adult cancer in England – the patient journey and experience. I was apointed a NICE Scholar for the year 2017 and through this now sit on the NICE Adoption and Impact panel.
I am a researcher in Dr Amy Downing’s group, working on the CORECT-R programme (https://bci.leeds.ac.uk/), where I work to quantify inequities in colorectal cancer with a particular interest in the management of older patients and those with multimorbidity. I use linked population level, routinely collected, datasets to examine the characteristics, treatments and outcomes for colorectal cancer nationally and describe variation.
- PhD Cancer Epidemiology, University of Leeds, 2013
- BSc (Hons) Human Genetics, University of Leeds, 2010
- NICE Adoption and Impact Programme Reference Panel member
I supervise first year medical students on a Special Studies Project and am currently involved in supervison on the Medicine MRes and ESREP programmes.
Research groups and institutes
- Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's
- Cancer Epidemiology Group
- Pathology and Data Analytics