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  • Mr Nicholas Clarke | National Cancer Registry Ireland
    Our staff Links Biography Nick joined the National Cancer Registry in 2012 as an Irish Cancer Society PhD Research Scholar Before this he worked as a men s health researcher for several years with the Centre for Men s Health in the Institute of Technology Carlow Nick has been involved in conducting research on suicide prevention in young men the European Commission Report on the state of men s health in the EU and more recently was lead author on a report on the excess burden of cancer in men in the Republic of Ireland Nick was also research coordinator for the Men s Development Network He holds a BA in Anthropology from Dublin Business School a Higher Diploma in Social personal and health education from Waterford Institute of Technology and an MSc in Applied Social Research from Trinity College Dublin Nick was successful in obtaining the first public health based scholarship from the Irish Cancer Society in 2011 His PhD is being conducted through the National Cancer Registry and is registered with the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College Cork UCC and his research is being supervised by Dr Linda Sharp at the Registry and Dr Patricia Kearney at UCC This research is focused on factors associated with participation in colorectal cancer screening in Ireland Email n dot clarke at ncri dot ie Job type Research analysis Job title Researcher Irish Cancer Society Research Scholar Recent papers Increasing late stage colorectal cancer and rectal cancer mortality demonstrates the need for screening a population based study in Ireland 1994 2010 Recent presentations Comparison of uptake of colorectal cancer screening based on faecal immunochemical testing FIT in males and females a systematic review and meta analysis Comparison of participation rates between males and females in faecal immunochemical test

    Original URL path: http://www.ncri.ie/about/staff/mr-nicholas-clarke (2014-07-21)
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  • Dr Sandra Deady | National Cancer Registry Ireland
    graduating from the National University of Ireland Galway with a PhD in Zoology she worked as a consultant for the Department of the Marine mostly dealing with marine aquaculture She also spent two years working as an environmental consultant based in northern California before starting work in the Registry Email s dot deady at ncri dot ie Telephone 353 0 21 4548823 Job type Research analysis Job title Data Analyst Recent papers Increasing skin cancer incidence in young affluent urban populations a challenge for prevention Risk of several cancers is higher in urban areas after adjusting for socioeconomic status Results from a two country population based study of 18 common cancers The impact of adjustment for socioeconomic status on comparisons of cancer incidence between two European countries Malignant pleural mesothelioma incidence and survival in the Republic of Ireland 1994 2009 Should patients with extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma receive prophylactic cranial irradiation Incidence of non melanoma skin cancer in Ireland letter to the editor Increased diagnosis and detection rates of carcinoma in situ of the breast Drinking water fluoridation and osteosarcoma incidence on the island of Ireland Have developments in palliative care services impacted on place of death of colorectal cancer patients in Ireland A population based study Where do people with lung cancer die and how is this changing A population based study Recent presentations Who dies from melanoma A population based study of Irish patients A profile of ovarian cancer incidence and treatment in Ireland 1994 2010 Associations between population density and cancer risk Related projects Childhood and adolescent cancer survival and incidence Cancer incidence treatment and mortality surveillance Disparities in melanoma survival in Ireland Geographical studies Pleural mesothelioma incidence and survival Related publications Cancer Trends Childhood cancer Cancer trends Bone Cancer trends Non Hodgkin s Lymphoma Cancer trends

    Original URL path: http://www.ncri.ie/about/staff/dr-sandra-deady (2014-07-21)
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  • Dr Frances Drummond | National Cancer Registry Ireland
    from Cork Institute of Technology and eight years of counselling experience Email f dot drummond at ncri dot ie Telephone 353 0 21 4548824 Job type Research analysis Job title Researcher Project Manager Recent papers Prostate specific antigen testing is associated with men s psychological and physical health and their healthcare utilisation in a nationally representative sample a cross sectional study Bird in the hand cash was more effective than prize draws in increasing physician questionnaire response The number of tPSA tests continues to rise and variation in testing practices persists a survey of laboratory services in Ireland 2008 2010 Factors predicting hospital length of stay after radical prostatectomy a population based study Impact of PSA testing and prostatic biopsy on cancer incidence and mortality comparative study between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland Trends in prostate specific antigen testing in Ireland lessons from a country without guidelines Factors prompting PSA testing of asymptomatic men in a country with no guidelines a national survey of general practitioners Major inter laboratory variations in PSA testing practices results from national surveys in Ireland in 2006 and 2007 Questionnaire order significantly increased response to a postal survey sent to primary care physicians Recent presentations PSA testing in Ireland 2008 2010 a laboratory survey The link person The role of cancer nurse specialists in cancer treatment decisions An all Ireland population based study of immediate and current physical and psychological side effects of prostate cancer treatments An all Ireland population based study of past and current physical and psychological side effects following prostate cancer treatments Associations between method of detection clinical and socio demographic factors and psychological well being among prostate cancer survivors Actual and predicted treatment related side effects predict low health related quality of life in prostate cancer survivors PiCTure study

    Original URL path: http://www.ncri.ie/about/staff/dr-frances-drummond (2014-07-21)
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  • Dr Joe McDevitt | National Cancer Registry Ireland
    how we collect it Using interpreting our data Cancer information Troubleshooting Dr Joe McDevitt Home About us Our staff Research analysis Dr Joe McDevitt News NCRI Newsletter Contact us Complaints Access Officer What we do Governance Vacancies Our staff Links Biography Joe joined the National Cancer Registry in 2009 having worked as a clinical drug trial co ordinator within the pharmaceutical industry for 16 years in Ireland and the UK His current role involves the interrogation of the Registry data to look for interesting trends in health services provision and the collation of periodic reports on specific cancers e g lung breast colorectum and prostate He holds a PhD in medical laboratory science from Trinity College Dublin and an MSc in medical statistics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Email j dot mcdevitt at ncri dot ie Telephone 353 0 21 4548816 Job type Research analysis Job title Researcher Statistical Analyst Recent papers Increasing late stage colorectal cancer and rectal cancer mortality demonstrates the need for screening a population based study in Ireland 1994 2010 A population based study of hospital length of stay and emergency readmission following surgery for non small cell lung cancer Factors affecting receipt of medical card in a cohort of colorectal cancer patients in Ireland 2002 2006 Recent presentations Surgery type and length of stay in head and neck cancer patients a population based study Smoking at diagnosis is an independent prognostic factor for survival in head and neck cancer findings from a large population based study Is cancer survival affected by smoking status at diagnosis A population based study Related projects Cancer incidence treatment and mortality surveillance Consistency appropriateness and management of cancer services Disparities in breast cancer survival in Ireland Hospital length of stay after cancer surgery Smoking survival in

    Original URL path: http://www.ncri.ie/about/staff/dr-joe-mcdevitt (2014-07-21)
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  • Dr Katie O'Brien | National Cancer Registry Ireland
    FAQs FAQs about us About our data how we collect it Using interpreting our data Cancer information Troubleshooting Dr Katie O Brien Home About us Our staff Research analysis Dr Katie O Brien News NCRI Newsletter Contact us Complaints Access Officer What we do Governance Vacancies Our staff Links Biography Katie is a statistician and joined the National Cancer Registry in 2010 Previously she worked as a Lecturer in Mathematics at both the University of Bristol and University College Cork and as a Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine She provides statistical support for a wide range of registry research projects and also has an active personal research programme which includes comparing methods of assessing registration completeness investigating cancer in renal transplant patients and evaluating the impact of national screening programmes She holds a PhD in mathematics from University College Cork and an MSc in medical statistics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Email k dot obrien at ncri dot ie Telephone 353 0 21 4548838 Job type Research analysis Job title Researcher Statistician Recent papers Surveillance of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Incidence Rates in Kidney Transplant Recipients in Ireland Trends in incidence of and mortality from cervical lesions in Ireland baseline data for future evaluation of the National Cervical Screening Programme Exploring the potential impact of a reduction in partnership concurrency on HIV incidence in rural uganda A modeling study Completeness of case ascertainment at the Irish National Cancer Registry Recent presentations Estimating completeness of case ascertainment in cancer registration comparison of different approaches Association between screening status and tumour subtypes in breast cancers diagnosed in women in the screening age range Actual and predicted treatment related side effects predict low health related quality of life in prostate cancer survivors PiCTure study

    Original URL path: http://www.ncri.ie/about/staff/dr-katie-obrien (2014-07-21)
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  • Ms Claire O'Callaghan | National Cancer Registry Ireland
    reports Scientific papers Presentations All Ireland cancer statistics Infographics Research Research themes Descriptive epidemiology Health services research Aetiological research Research projects Research publications Research reports Scientific papers Presentations Research partners Research team FAQs All FAQs FAQs about us About our data how we collect it Using interpreting our data Cancer information Troubleshooting Ms Claire O Callaghan Home About us Our staff Research analysis Ms Claire O Callaghan News NCRI Newsletter Contact us Complaints Access Officer What we do Governance Vacancies Our staff Links Biography Claire provides clerical and administrative support to the research team Having worked in the retail industry for over 26 years she joined the National Cancer Registry in 2007 and has been providing essential support to the research team ever since As part of her role Claire is responsible for the transcription of recorded interviews the administration and tracking of large national surveys data entry and checking and database design and build She also manages our internal reference database Claire is an ECDL advanced level expert and holds a FETAC Level 5 in Computer administration Email c dot ocallaghan at ncri dot ie Telephone 353 0 21 4548822 Job type Research analysis Job title Research Administrator Printer

    Original URL path: http://www.ncri.ie/about/staff/ms-claire-ocallaghan (2014-07-21)
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  • Dr Mairead O'Connor | National Cancer Registry Ireland
    conducted a large scale national population survey of women from the general population assessing views knowledge of and attitudes towards cervical screening human papillomavirus HPV testing and HPV vaccination and co ordinated a longitudinal study investigating the psychological impact of colposcopy and related procedures on women She has also conducted a qualitative interview study with women who had undergone HPV testing for triage of low grade smears or as part of post treatment surveillance for CIN cervical intraepithelial neoplasia She was recently awarded an ICE postdoctoral research fellowship at the Registry which is funded by the Health Research Board This fellowship involves the development of a theory based psycho educational intervention to reduce the adverse psychological impact of colposcopy and related procedures on women Mairead holds a PhD and BSc in Nutritional Sciences from University College Cork Email m dot oconnor at ncri dot ie Telephone 353 0 21 4548827 Job type Research analysis Job title Researcher ICE Postdoctoral Research Fellow Recent papers Motivators for women to attend cervical screening the influential role of GPs I don t care whether it s HPV or ABC I just want to know if I have cancer Factors influencing women s emotional responses to undergoing human papillomavirus testing in routine management in cervical screening a qualitative study Recent presentations Women s differing experiences of distress following colposcopy and related procedures a qualitative interview study What do women who have never had a smear test think Women s attitudes and beliefs and other factors associated with never having had a smear Distress following colposcopy examination for cervical abnormalities a qualitative study Prevalence and predictors of anxiety and worries in women following colposcopy results from a longitudinal study Women s expected adverse emotional reactions to testing HPV positive results from a national population survey in

    Original URL path: http://www.ncri.ie/about/staff/dr-mairead-oconnor (2014-07-21)
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  • Mr Eamonn O'Leary | National Cancer Registry Ireland
    he helped create life tables for the Irish cattle population He has extensive experience of conducting many types of statistical analyses and presenting the results of those analyses to various audiences Eamonn is currently working on a number of different projects including the CaRE ATHENS Cerviva PanCAM PiCTure PiCTure2 and SuN studies He holds a Bachelor of Actuarial and Financial Studies and an MSc in Statistics both from University College Dublin Email e dot oleary at ncri dot ie Telephone 353 0 21 4548840 Job type Research analysis Job title Statistician Recent papers Bird in the hand cash was more effective than prize draws in increasing physician questionnaire response How much does it cost to care for survivors of colorectal cancer Caregiver s time travel and out of pocket costs Time costs associated with informal care for colorectal cancer An investigation of the impact of alternate valuation methods Recent presentations Patterns and predictors of workforce participation in cancer survivors 6 months and 12 months post diagnosis What do women who have never had a smear test think Women s attitudes and beliefs and other factors associated with never having had a smear Prevalence and predictors of anxiety and worries in women following colposcopy results from a longitudinal study Patterns and predictors of workforce participation in cancer survivors 6 and 12 months post diagnosis a longitudinal study Psychological after effects of colposcopy prevalence of worries anxiety and depression at 4 months An all Ireland population based study of immediate and current physical and psychological side effects of prostate cancer treatments Associations between method of detection clinical and socio demographic factors and psychological well being among prostate cancer survivors Actual and predicted treatment related side effects predict low health related quality of life in prostate cancer survivors PiCTure study Prostate cancer survivors

    Original URL path: http://www.ncri.ie/about/staff/mr-eamonn-oleary (2014-07-21)
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