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Dr Maja Niksic

MSc MPhil PhD

Research Fellow
in Medical Statistics and Epidemiology

Room
254

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7958 8258

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. 

Affiliations

Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Teaching

Maja is involved in teaching Statistics for Epidemiology and Public Health, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Introductory Course in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health (STEPH), Statistical Methods in Epidemiology (SME), and in the annual short course Cancer Survival: Principles, Methods and Applications.

She is supervising master students enrolled in MSc courses, including distance learning.

Research

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.

Research Area
Health inequalities
Health outcomes
Public health
Behaviour change
Global Health
Inequalities
Discipline
Epidemiology
Psychology
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
Cancer
Region
European Union
World

Selected Publications

Worldwide comparison of colorectal cancer survival by topography and stage at diagnosis (CONCORD-2)
Majano SB; Di Carlo V; Niksic M; Coleman MP; Allemani C
2018
ANNALS OF ONCOLOGY
Worldwide comparison of survival from childhood leukaemia for 1995-2009, by subtype, age, and sex (CONCORD-2): a population-based study of individual data for 89 828 children from 198 registries in 53 countries.
Bonaventure A; Harewood R; Stiller CA; Gatta G; Clavel J; Stefan DC; Carreira H; Spika D; Marcos-Gragera R; Peris-Bonet R
2017
The Lancet Haematology
Using linguistic methods in clinical communication education
LI S; Said FFS; O'Neill B; Ancarno C; Niksic M
2016
MedEdPublish
Ethnic differences in cancer symptom awareness and barriers to seeking medical help in England.
Niksic M; Rachet B; Warburton FG; Forbes LJL
2016
British journal of cancer
Cancer symptom awareness and barriers to symptomatic presentation in England--are we clear on cancer?
Niksic M; Rachet B; Warburton FG; Wardle J; Ramirez AJ; Forbes LJL
2015
British journal of cancer
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