In 2008 I became the Epidemiology Lead for Haematological Malignancies for the Northern and Yorkshire Cancer Research and Intelligence Service (NYCRIS) which is the national lead for these cancers within the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN). I have developed a work programme based on the analysis of routine data sets that is now beginning to mature both in terms of individual publications but also as the basis for research grant applications.
Since 1999 I have been closely involved in the design and management of a number of inter-related research projects into the aetiology, detection and treatment of prostate cancer. This work has centred around the ProtecT study, a large (113,000 men) multi-centre RCT of treatment for localised prostate cancer.
Steven would be interested in supervising PhDs in the following areas: cancer epidemiology, evaluation of cancer services.
Since my appointment to HYMS in 2003 I have led the development and delivery of a longitudinal theme within the curriculum on ‘Population Health and Medicine’, this incorporates epidemiology, statistics
and public health. In addition I have been the driving force behind one of three ‘Theme Clusters’ within the course, covering public health, evidence-based medicine, health economics and service improvement. These disciplines, which can sometimes be marginalised within undergraduate medical courses, have a high profile within the HYMS curriculum and I am proud of the contribution I have made to achieving and maintaining this. I have worked successfully with colleagues in other disciplines to integrate Public Health teaching with other learning and to develop teaching within system blocks.
I have developed and delivered Student Selected Components on ‘Hitting the Headlines (appraising medicine within the media)’ and ‘Medical Management’.
I am now the Academic Lead for the HYMS MBBS Curriculum Review, leading a two-year programme to improve the five-year undergraduate course.
I have also designed and delivered modules on the University of York MPH on clinical epidemiology and public health intelligence. This has included developing a new problem-based learning module ‘Public Health Information in Practice’ which incorporated a number of aspects of adult learning that I have learned through experience with HYMS.