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Merel obtained her PhD in cognitive psychology from Leiden University in 2009 and has subsequently worked at the University of Cambridge at the Department of Psychiatry as a research associate and for the NHS in North Essex as a research officer. She joined the Primary Care Unit in 2012 to coordinate the Polypill programme which looked at the role a ‘polypill’ can have in secondary prevention of stroke in older people in the developed world.
In April 2017, Merel started working on the Melatools programme, a portfolio of studies with the overall aim of optimising early diagnosis of the serious skin cancer, melanoma, in UK primary care. The studies investigate the use of electronic tools to help both patients and GPs to recognise and assess potentially suspicious pigmented skin lesions/moles.
Mills K, Emery JD, Lantaff R, Radford M, Pannebakker MM, Hall P, Burrows NP, Williams KM, Saunders CL, Murchie P, Walter FM. (2017). Protocol for the MelaTools Skin Self-Monitoring Trial: a phase II randomised controlled trial of an intervention for primary care patients at higher risk of melanoma. BMJ Open ;7:e017934. doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2017-017934.
Redley, M., Pannebakker, M.M. and Holland, A. (2016), Improving the Health and Well-Being of Adults With Conditions of a Genetic Origin: Views from Professionals, Syndrome Support Groups and Parents. J Appl Res Intellect Disabil.
Pannebakker MM, Cresswell L Mullis R, Mander AP, Mant J on behalf of the PROPS (Preventative Role of Polypill in Stroke) investigators (2013). Are Stroke Survivors Receiving Optimal Secondary Prevention? A GP Practice Database Study. International Journal of Stroke. 8:24-25.
Pannebakker, M.M., Jolicœur, P., Van Dam, W., Band, G.P.H., Ridderinkhof, K.R., & Hommel, B. (2011). Mental rotation impairs attention shifting and short-term memory encoding: Neurophysiological evidence against the response-selection bottleneck model of dual-task performance. Neuropsychologia, 49, 2985-2993.
Pannebakker, M.M., Band, G.P.H., & Ridderinkhof, K.R. (2009). Operation compatibility: a neglected contribution to dual-task costs. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 35, 447-460.