Kirsten Cromie

Kirsten Cromie


In November 2019, I joined the University as a Research Statistician based in Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine and Health. At current I am working on the Yorkshire Specialist Register of Cancer in Children and Young People, using population-based cancer registration data to investigate the epidemiology of cancer in children and young people and describe outcomes for long-term survivors. I am also part of the Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network (PICANet) team, involved in COVID-19 related research and real time reporting. More recently, I have been awarded the Emma and Leslie Reid University Scholarship to pursue a PhD in the prevention of heart disease and metabolic syndrome among long-term childhood and young adult cancer survivors. 

Prior to joining the University of Leeds I obtained my undergraduate degree (BSc) in Biological Sciences at The University of Liverpool. I graduated with a first class degree in July 2018. I then went on to obtain a Masters of Research (MRes) degree in Epidemiology at Newcastle University (Distinction). My research during this time focused on exploiting data from a large prospective cohort of over 60’s, to enhance understanding of the associations between visceral obesity and cardiometabolic risk factors. Findings from this study will inform evidence-based intervention programmes to improve the cardiometabolic profiles and reduce the cardiovascular morbidity burden in this already vulnerable population.



  • Registry Statistician (YSRCCYP)
  • Statistician (PICANet)


  • MRes Epidemiology (Distinction), Newcastle University
  • BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences (First Class), University of Liverpool

Student education

MBChB Research, Evaluation and Special Studies (RESS) Year 3 (RESS3) tutor.

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine