Linda Sharp

Professor of Cancer Epidemiology

Linda Sharp is Professor of Cancer Epidemiology at Newcastle University in the UK. She trained in medical statistics and epidemiology and her research programme spans cancer aetiology to survivorship. Having worked in cancer registries in the UK and abroad, she has particular expertise in the utilisation of routinely-collected health service data for research. She has a long-standing research interest in head and neck cancer (HNC) and her current work includes studies investigating: pathways to HNC diagnosis; the role of health literacy in diagnosis; experiences of post-traumatic growth in those living with HNC; and prevalence and predictors of cancer-related symptoms (e.g fatigue, pain) in survivors. She is a partner in: the SEA-CHANGE study of self-management in HNC; the LARCH laryngeal cancer cohort study; and the PP-HANC and ii-HANC studies in advanced HNC. With colleagues from Newcastle University, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Napoli University she is currently undertaking a study investigating inequalities across the HNC pathway funded by Oracle Cancer Trust and North West Cancer Research.

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