Dr Maja Niksic
MSc MPhil PhD
in Medical Statistics and Epidemiology
Maja holds a PhD in Cancer Studies at King's College London (UK). Her study has investigated cancer symptom awareness and perception of barriers to seeking medical help in relation to breast, lung, and bowel cancer survival in England. She also holds an MPhil in Health Sciences, focused on medical decision making (mastectomy vs. lumpectomy) of women with early stage breast cancer, at the University of Leeds (UK). Her other degrees include a degree in psychology (PGDip. Psychology) from the University of Belgrade (Serbia) in 2005 and an MSc in International Public Health awarded in 2008, which was a joint degree completed at the University College London (UK), Queen Margaret University College Edinburgh (UK), and the University of Copenhagen (Denmark).
Maja joined the Cancer Survival Group in December 2015. Her previous work experience ranges from teaching courses such as SSC Psychiatry Research with Neuroscience, and Clinical Communication at King’s College London, volunteering with NGO’s for children with physical and cognitive disabilities, to working in psychiatric hospitals in Belgrade, Serbia. From 2008 to 2009 she was team leader of an interdisciplinary research team conducting a Randomised Controlled Trial at the University of Oxford, at the department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics.
Maja is involved in teaching Statistics for Epidemiology and Public Health, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Introductory Course in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Design and analysis of epidemiological studies, and in the annual short course Cancer Survival: Principles, Methods and Applications.
She is supervising master students in DL MSc Epidemiology course.
Maja currently works in the CONCORD programme, which aims to quantify international differences and trends in cancer survival for fifteen major cancers in adults and leukaemia in children.
Maja is a reviewer of the grant applications for Early Diagnosis Advisory Group, Cancer Research UK. In November 2016 she was a member of a health academic panel of the UK India Education & Research Initiative (UKIERI), with a task to review 42 research grant applications (budget £4 million).