Faye Elliott


I provide statistical analyses for epidemiological studies of melanoma and biomarker studies of colorectal cancer. I obtained a BSc in Mathematics with statistics from the University of East Anglia and an MSc in Statistics with applications in medicine from the University of Southampton.

I use my statistical skills to perform analyses of case-control studies and cohort studies of malignant melanoma. These studies contain data on environmental and lifestyle factors, histological tumour characteristics, time-to-event information and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). I have performed many analyses of gene-environment interactions and I have been involved in the analysis of biomarker studies arising from the FOCUS and PICCOLO clinical trials for advanced colorectal cancer patients.

I advise, train and work closely with Clinical Research Fellows whose projects generally relate to epidemiological studies addressed to outcome from melanoma or aetiology of melanoma. These clinicians are taking time out of their clinical training to pursue a PhD. I am responsible for day-to-day supervision, providing training in the statistical package STATA. I provide similar advice and training to molecular biology PhD students. I provide statistical instruction to Clinical Research Fellows.

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's