Dr Manuela Quaresma
I am a graduate from the University of Lisbon (Portugal) where I trained in Applied Mathematics, with a specialisation in Probability and Statistics. After my graduation, I worked for five years at the Southern Portuguese Cancer Registry, where I was responsible for the data management and analysis of the cancer registration data. Since joining the school, I am based at the Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology Department (Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health), where I completed my part-time staff PhD on the estimation of population-based cancer survival at small area, supervised by Professor Bernard Rachet and Professor James Carpenter.
I am currently the co-organiser of the module “Introduction to Statistical Computing” for the MSc in Medical Statistics. I also teach on the module “Introduction to Survival Analysis” for the MSc in Medical Statistics. I have been a regular teacher on the annual short course “Cancer Survival: Principles, Methods and Applications” at the school.
My main research interests include modelling cancer survival data at the small area level and the development of methodology and tools for the presentation of cancer survival outcomes.