Ms Miranda Fidler

 

Doctoral Researcher

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Contact details

Centre for Childhood Cancer Survivor Studies
School of Health & Population Sciences
Public Health Building
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

PhD Title: The long-term effects of radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and surgery in British childhood cancer survivors.

Supervisors: Professor Mike Hawkins, Dr. Clare Frobisher, and Dr. Raoul Reulen

Qualifications

  • MSc in Health and Society: Social Epidemiology, University College London, 2012
  • BS in Health Sciences, Boston University, 2011

Biography

Miranda received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences (public health focus) in 2011 from Boston University. She then went on to complete her Master’s degree in Health and Society: Social Epidemiology at University College London in 2012. For her Master’s dissertation project, Miranda looked at the relationship between social deprivation and different coronary phenotypes using the Cardiovascular Disease Research Using Linked Bespoke Studies and Electronic Records (CALIBER) database, which combines the Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP), Health Episode Statistics (HES), mortality data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), General Practice Research Database (GPRD), and bespoke cohorts. Upon completing her Master’s degree, Miranda began her PhD at the University of Birmingham within the Centre for Childhood Cancer Survivor Study Studies where she is currently working on the British Childhood Cancer Survivor Studies (BCCSS) and the PanCare Childhood and Adolescent Cancer Survivor Care and Follow-up Studies (PanCareSurFup). Miranda’s research will be assessing the long-term adverse effects of radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and surgery in childhood cancer survivors and will again use electronic health data-linkage through HES and ONS.

Research

KEY RESEARCH INTERESTS/THEMES:

  • Childhood cancer
  • Survivorship
  • Late effects
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Respiratory disease
  • Health inequalities
  • Electronic health records
  • Data-linkage

RESEARCH ACTIVITY:

  • BCCSS
    The BCCSS is a national cohort study of approximately 18,000 childhood cancer survivors.
  • PanCareSurFup
    PanCareSurFup is an EU funded European wide study that is assessing the risk of adverse effects of treatment among childhood cancer survivors.

Other activities

MEMBERSHIP:

  • British Association for Cancer Research (BACR)
  • European Association for Cancer Research (EACR)

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