Ms Rachel Abudu
Research Degree Student
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.
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.