Dr Bethany Levick

Dr Bethany Levick

Profile

I am a Research Fellow in Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Eva Morris' Cancer Epidemiology Group.

I obtained my PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology from the University of Liverpool (2017) and worked in Maternal and Newborn Health at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine prior to joining the University of Leeds. 

Research interests

Cancer Research UK have funded 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.

I am part of the local Leeds team that is using CORECT-R to generate high-quality intelligence to monitor outcomes and inform service delivery. In general I am interested in the development of new methods to generate public health intelligence from existing large scale data sets. 

I am enthusiastic about public engagement and have undertaken outreach work with both public and academic organisations. So far, our team at Leeds have taken hands on activities about statistics and epidemiology to the Great Exhibition of the North in Newcastle, and to the Be Curious festival at the University of Leeds.

Prior to joining the University of Leeds, I have been heavily involved in the North West Big Bang Festival, delivering activities, developing resources and acting as head judge for the regional round of the Big Bang competition. I was also invited to present in the first Pint of Science event in Liverpool and to design and deliver a mini-exhibition as part of Liverpool Light Night, a city wide cultural event. I also devised & organised a screening of cult classic "The Thing" with a scientific introduction, as a fringe event to the British Ecological Society Conference. 

Qualifications

  • PhD Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • BSc Tropical Disease Biology

Student education

I supervise MSc and MRes student projects in epidemiology, and am involved in the delivery of research & statistics content for the MBChB course. 

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's