Dr Becky Birch

Dr Becky Birch


I received a 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. Following that I worked as a Research Fellow at London South Bank University and the University of Leeds and am currently a researcher in Prof Eva Morris' CORECT-R programme, quantifying outcome inequities in colorectal cancer. I was apointed a NICE Scholar for the year 2017 and through this now sit on the NICE Adoption and Impact panel.

Research interests

I am a researcher in Prof Eva Morris' 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. 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

Professional memberships

  • NICE Adoption and Impact Programme Reference Panel member

Student education

I supervise first year medical students on a Special Studies Project and am currently involved in supervison on the Medicine MRes programme.

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's
  • Cancer Epidemiology Group