Research Assistant – Statistician
Tel: 01223 761763
Matt joined the PCU in September 2015, after graduating with an MSc in Statistics from the University of Sheffield. Before joining the PCU, he was a Public Health Analyst in the National Cancer Intelligence Network at Public Health England.
Matt is interested in the analysis of routine health data, particularly cancer registry data. Currently, his work covers two broad areas. The first is investigating risk factors for poor outcomes among cancer patients, for example advanced disease at diagnosis or additional primary cancers following an index diagnosis. The second is exploring the design of accurate, relevant, and interpretable indicators of healthcare quality.
Barclay M, Gildea C, Poole J, Hirschowitz L, Menon U and Nordin A (2016) Factors Affecting Short-term Mortality in Women with Ovarian, Tubal, or Primary Peritoneal Cancer: Population-Based Cohort Analysis of English National Cancer Registration Data. Int J Gynecol Cancer 26: 56-65, doi:10.1097/igc.0000000000000562
Abel G, Barclay M and Payne R (2016) Adjusted indices of multiple deprivation to enable comparisons within and between constituent countries of the UK including an illustration using mortality rates. BMJ Open 6: e012750, doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012750
Poole J, Bannon F, McPhail S, Barclay M, Coleman M, Emmett M, Evans T, Greenberg D, Nur U, Ormiston-Smith N, Pring A, Rachet B, Thomas R and Whitehead S (2016) United Kingdom and Ireland Association of Cancer Registries Guidelines on Population Based Cancer Survival Analysis. http://www.ukiacr.org/publication/guidelines-population-based-cancer-survival-analysis
Matt works closely with analysts at Public Health England, supported by an honorary contract.