Dr Melanie Turner
I graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences (Physiology) and then a PhD in Biomedical Sciences (Physiology), both from the University of Aberdeen. Thereafter I moved to the Department of General Practice at University of Dundee where I was awarded a Chief Scientist Office (CSO) Training Fellowship in Health Services Research which allowed me to gain a MSc in Applied Statistics.
I came back to the University of Aberdeen in Aug 2011 to work as a part-time Research Fellow on a Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) (https://www.chss.org.uk/) grant. This research involved using a linked dataset of the Scottish Stroke Care Audit (SSCA) (http://www.strokeaudit.scot.nhs.uk/about.htm) with hospital episode statistics and mortality. This work has lead to further and ongoing research funded by CHSS utilising the SSCA dataset.
In addition I have recently been involved (Nov 2014-Oct 2016) with a Cancer Research UK grant investigating the influence of access to health services in the cancer diagnostic pathway and subsequent outcomes.
In March 2016 I was awarded a postdoctoral research fellowship from The Stroke Association (https://www.stroke.org.uk/). My fellowship (November 2016- October 2019) will investigate the effects of co-morbidities on stroke management and outcomes.
How do co-existing health conditions affect stroke? An electronic data linkage study to investigate the relationship between comorbidity and stroke management and outcomes.
Secondary prevention after stroke: can we do better? A novel national linkage of stroke registry and dispensing data.
Does access to health services influence the diagnostic pathway and outcomes from cancer: analysis of a linked dataset.
Setting Scottish stroke services in an international context - comparisons between the Scottish Stroke Care Audit (SSCA) and INTERSTROKE dataset.
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Is stroke incidence increased in survivors of adult cancers? A systematic review and meta-analysisJournal of Cancer SurvivorshipContributions to Journals: Review articles
Geographic variation in diagnostic and treatment interval, cancer stage and mortality among colorectal patients: an international comparison between Denmark and Scotland using data-linked cohortsCancer Epidemiology, vol. 74, 102004Contributions to Journals: Articles
Is place or person more important in determining higher rural cancer mortality?: A datalinkage study to compare individual versus area-based measures of deprivationInternational Journal of Population Data Science, vol. 6, no. 1, 11Contributions to Journals: Articles
The future of primary care rural cancer research: a commentary on Murage et alFamily Practice, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 526-527Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates
Practice patterns and outcomes after stroke across countries at different economic levels (INTERSTROKE): an international observational studyThe Lancet, vol. 391, no. 10134, pp. 2019-2027Contributions to Journals: Articles
The effects of stroke severity on door-to-needle time delays - a retrospective analysis12th UK Stroke Forum Conference, pp. 8-9Contributions to Journals: Abstracts
A cancer geography paradox? Poorer cancer outcomes with longer travelling times to healthcare facilities despite prompter diagnosis and treatment: a data-linkage studyBritish Journal of Cancer, vol. 117, no. 3, pp. 439-449Contributions to Journals: Articles
Does emergency presentation of cancer represent poor performance in primary care? Insights from a novel analysis of linked primary and secondary care dataBritish Journal of Cancer, vol. 116, no. 9, pp. 1148-1158Contributions to Journals: Articles
Stroke patients admitted within normal working hours are more likely to achieve process standards and to have better outcomesJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, vol. 87, no. 2, pp. 138-143Contributions to Journals: Articles
Agreement between routine electronic hospital discharge and Scottish Stroke Care Audit (SSCA) data in identifying stroke in the Scottish populationBMC Health Services Research, vol. 15, 583Contributions to Journals: Articles