Dr Hayley Fenton


Prior to this, I worked as a data scientist at the Leeds Institute for Quality Healthcare.

I am a Research Fellow in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. As part of the CORECT-R programme I analyse colorectal cancer data to inform prevention, early diagnosis and treatment.I am part of Prof Eva Morris’ Cancer Epidemiology Group within the Leeds Institute of Cancer and Pathology (LICAP). Cancer Research UK are funding the creation of a UK colorectal cancer intelligence hub, which aims to bring together all of the datasets that are relevant to colorectal cancer in the UK to form a single accessible cancer data repository (CORECT-R). CORECT-R will be used by people across the country to produce the intelligence we need to improve outcomes from this common disease.

Previous and Current Roles

Prior to joining LICAP, I was a Data Scientist in the Leeds Institute for Quality Healthcare providing data support across several professional leadership and change project teams. I worked with NHS partner organisations and Leeds City Council with the aim of improving patient care across Leeds. My support enabled the teams to successfully bid for £600,000 of NHS England funding to continue their improvement work. Part of my role was to present complex analysis to NHS staff, from Chief Executives to Health Care Assistants.

I have also previously worked in the Civil Service providing healthcare analysis, and I provided analytical support for a Pensions Bill, briefing to the Minister for Pensions on a regular basis and rapidly turning around pre-release statistics.


  • PhD NMR-based metabolomic studies in transplantation
  • Integrated MSc Physical Science at the Life Sciences Interface
  • MChem Chemistry with Industry

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's