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Dr Laura Woods

BA (Oxon) MSc PhD

Assistant Professor
(Cancer Research UK Postdoctoral Fellow)

Room
254

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7612 7849

Laura completed her undergraduate degree in Human Sciences at Oxford University in 1999 and her Master's degree in Medical Demography in 2001. She joined the Cancer Survival Group in September 2002 where she completed her PhD "International differences in breast cancer survival and 'cure' by social deprivation: a comparative study of England and Australia" in September 2006.

Affiliations

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

Teaching

Laura is Co-Module Organiser on the Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology module by Distance Learning: one of the advanced modules undertaken by students enrolled in Distance Learning MSc Epidemiology and supervises two PhD students. Laura has also taught on the in-house courses Statistical Methods for EPH; Research, Design and Analysis; and Demographic Methods. Additionally she lectures each year on the "Cancer Survival: Principles, Methods and Applications" short course.

Research

Laura's research to date has focussed on inequalities in cancer survival in the UK, specifically examining patterns and trends by deprivation for all cancers as well as the role of screening and pre-diagnostic covariables in explaining socio-economic and ethnic differences in breast cancer survival. She is currently Co-PI on an ESRC-funded study examining the specific influence of the socio-economic environment, independently of the a patient's individual deprivation status, upon survival for 6 common cancers in England.

Research Area
Health inequalities
Public health
Social and structural determinants of health
International comparisons
Discipline
Demography
Epidemiology
Statistics
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
Cancer
Country
Australia
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Region
European Union
OECD members

Selected Publications

Large differences in patterns of breast cancer survival between Australia and England: A comparative study using cancer registry data.
Woods, L.M.; Rachet, B.; O'Connell, D.; Lawrence, G.; Tracey, E.; Willmore, A.; Coleman, M.P.;
2008
Int J Cancer
Origins of socio-economic inequalities in cancer survival: a review.
Woods, L.M.; Rachet, B.; Coleman, M.P.;
2005
Ann Oncol
See all Dr Laura Woods's Publications