Victoria joined the primary care cancer group in 2018. She is currently undertaking a Cancer Research UK funded PhD as part of the CanTest program (https://www.cantest.org), which will focus on identifying how to optimise the use of diagnostic tests in primary care to improve the early detection of pancreatic cancer.
Prior to joining the department, Victoria worked in the United States on projects related to use of diagnostic technology for improving the diagnosis of infectious diseases.
Merriel SWD, Hardy V, Thompson MJ, Walter FM, Hamilton W. Patient-Centered Outcomes From Multiparametric MRI and MRI-Guided Biopsy for Prostate Cancer: A Systematic Review. J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Sep 18. pii: S1546-1440(19)31032-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2019.08.031. [Epub ahead of print]
Mastellos N, Tran T, Dharmayat K, Cecil E, Lee HY, Wong CCP, Mkandawire W, Ngalande E, Wu JT, Hardy V, Chirambo BG, O’Donoghue JM. Training community healthcare workers on the use of information and communication technologies: a randomised controlled trial of traditional versus blended learning in Malawi, Africa. BMC Med Educ. 2018;18(1):61
Schwartz M, Hardy V, Keppel GA, Alto W, Hornecker J, Robitaille B, Neher J, Holmes J, Dirac MA, Cole AM, Thompson M. Patient willingness to have tests to guide antibiotic use for respiratory tract infections: From the WWAMI Region Practice and Research Network (WPRN). J Am Board Fam Med. 2017;30(5):645-656
Hardy V, Thompson M, Keppel GA, Alto W, Dirac MA, Neher J, Sanford C, Hornecker J, Cole A. Qualitative study of primary care clinicians’ views on point-of-care testing for C-reactive protein for acute respiratory tract infections in family medicine. BMJ Open. 2017;7(1):e012503.
Hardy V, Thompson M, Alto W, Keppel GA, Hornecker J, Linares A, Robitaille B, Baldwin LM. Exploring the barriers and facilitators to use of point-of-care tests in family medicine clinics in the United States. BMC Fam Pract. 2016;17(1):149
McQueen J, Howe TE, Allan L, Mains D, Hardy V. Brief Interventions for heavy alcohol users admitted to general hospital wards. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011;(8):CD005191.