Ms Rachel Abudu


Research Degree Student

Keppel Street
United Kingdom

I am a PhD student in the Department of Public Health, Environments and Society, Faculty of Public Health and Policy with an interest in research impact, science policy and priority setting, the development and evaluation of evidence bases for public health policymaking. I hold a MPH in Epidemiology from The George Washington University and a BS in Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego. Most recently, I have worked in the area of portfolio analysis and evaluation of cancer research funding portfolios.


Department of Public Health, Environments and Society
Faculty of Public Health and Policy


My doctoral research focuses on research impact assessment and the development of an evidence base for health policy. My work will examine the health and research impacts of an international, multi-funder portfolio of cancer research and how well the impacts of this portfolio align with the needs of patients and carers and are primed for policymaking.

Research Area
Health policy
Research : policy relationship
Science policy
Evidence use
Impact evaluation
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions

Selected Publications

Trends in International Cancer Research Investment 2006-2018.
Abudu R; Bouche G; Bourougaa K; Davies L; Duncan K; Estaquio C; Font AD; Hurlbert MS; Jackson P; Kroeskop-Bossenbroek L
JCO Global Oncology
Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Personalized Genomic Medicine Research: Current Literature and Suggestions for the Future.
Callier SL; Abudu R; Mehlman MJ; Singer ME; Neuhauser D; Caga-Anan C; Wiesner GL
A Global Cancer Project Map Integrating Global Cancer Statistics to Guide International Efforts
Chisti A; Sharara N; Gupta M; Craycroft J; Rosenberg I; Morgan C; Duncan K; Abudu R; Andre B; Silkenson S
Journal of Global Oncology
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