Tracy Lightfoot
Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Teaching, Learning and Students, Deputy Head of Department (Postgraduate) and Professor of Applied Health Research

Profile

Biography

  • Trained in Pharmacology at the University of Sheffield (PhD, 1997).
  • Worked in Cancer Biology and Epidemiology in the Department of Biology, University of York (1997-2002).
  • Moved to University of Leeds in 2002 and then to the University of York in 2004.
  • Research areas include childhood cancer epidemiology, Down syndrome and genetic determinants of haematological malignancies.

Departmental roles

  • Chair of Graduate School Board
  • Chair of Board of Examiners (postgraduate)
  • Deputy Chair of Board of Studies
  • Mitigating Circumstances Committee
  • Dissertation Development Committee
  • Research Committee

University roles

  • Biomedical Sciences Working Group
  • Taught Masters Interest Group
  • Distance Learning Forum

Research

Overview

Areas of Interest:

  • Cancer epidemiology, particularly haematological malignancy and childhood cancer
  • Health of children with Down syndrome
  • Role of genetics in the pathogenesis of haematological malignancies

Research group(s)

Supervision

Tracy would be interested in supervising PhDs in the following areas: cancer epidemiology, in particular childhood cancer and haematological malignancies.

Publications

Full publications list

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Contributor to HYMS undergraduate curriculum

Postgraduate

  • International Health & Health Policy
  • Masters dissertation supervision

External activities

Memberships

  • Senior Visiting Scientist, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon (2012-13)

Media coverage

          

Contact details

Prof. Tracy Lightfoot
Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Teaching, Learning and Students, Deputy Head of Department (Postgraduate) and Professor of Applied Health Research

Tel: 01904 32(1881)