Dr Hayley Fenton


I am a Research Fellow in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. As part of the CORECT-R programme I analyse colorectal cancer data, with a particular focus on the treatment of advanced disease treatment of advanced disease. 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 the group, 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 analysis around healthcare costs and tariff development, and I provided analytical support around State Pension age and demography towards the Pensions Act 2014, 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