MCR subcommittee

The Middle Career Researchers subcommittee consists of :

Amy Downing (Chair)AD_photo

Amy is a Senior Research Fellow in Cancer Epidemiology at the University of Leeds.  She has interests in the linkage and analysis of large and complex routinely collected datasets to study outcomes in patients with cancer. Amy is the Chair of the MCR subcommittee for 2017.

Sheena Ramsey

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Lucy is a Senior Research Associate within the ‘Population, Policy and Practice’ programme at the University College London Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, where she has worked as a social scientist since 2003. Her research focuses on the determinants of health and health related behaviours in young people. She is delighted
to be involved with the SSM MCR Subcommittee to advocate for MCR needs and, in particular, looks forward to contributing to the development of the SSM Mentoring Scheme.

Emily Murray

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Jo is an Associate Professor at the University of Exeter where she leads the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team and is involved in producing systematic reviews and evidence syntheses to inform locally relevant evidence based practice.  She is the newsletter officer for the MCR SubCommittee.


Shelina Visram2074_profile_ShelinaVisram-ContactSheet-002

Shelina is a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Health at Durham University.  Her research interests include health inequalities, community engagement, asset-based approaches, evidence-informed policy-making and qualitative methods. Shelina is the Chair Elect of the MCR subcommittee for 2018.

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Noriko is based at Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, where she is a Senior Research Fellow. Her areas of research interest are: Mental health, alcohol misuse, social networks, and ageing. She is the MCR mentoring officer.

Ruth Dundas


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Frank is a Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology and Public Health Research at the University of Bristol. He is interested in alcohol-related harms, epidemiological methodology, and radiation epidemiology.



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Mark is a Lecturer at Cardiff University. He works in clinical trials with a particular focus on trials methodology, mental health and exercise interventions. He is on the MCR committee to help with publicity.