School of Dentistry
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Subject Areas: Dentistry, Health and Social Care
Paola is a public health epidemiologist and leads the Public Health and Applied Epidemiology research group within the School of medicine and dentistry. In addition, Paola is the Associate Director (Quality Assurance) for the Lancashire CTU.
Paola is a public health epidemiologist and leads the Public Health and Applied Epidemiology research group within the School. She previously worked at the Centre for Cancer Epidemiology at the University of Manchester. She has a particular interest in the evidence-base for prevention strategies and health service organisation and has published the findings of 12 randomised controlled trials. She works across schools in the University providing methodological expertise and is part of an interdisciplinary research and teaching group, Cancer@UCLan. Her current research interests include cancer awareness and early detection, functional limitations in obese adults and knee pain in young adults.
As the Associate Director (Quality Assurance) Paola is responsible for establishing quality assurance standards, compliance and monitoring protocols from inception to final completion and dissemination.
MB BS, MSc, MFPH, MD
Thomson, Gillian, Dykes, Fiona Clare, Singh, Gulab, Cawley, Lucinda and Dey, Maria Paola (2013) A public health perspective of women's experiences of antenatal care: An exploration of insights from a community consultation. Midwifery, 29 (3). pp. 211-216. ISSN 02666138Cook N, Hart A, Nuttall K, Simpson K, Turnill N, Allen V, Damms P, Grant-Pearce C, Dey P. A telephone survey of cancer awareness among frontline staff: informing training needs. Br J Cancer. 2011 Jul 26;105(3):340-5.
Sutton CS, Marsden J, Leathley M, Watkins C, Dey P. Changing stroke mortality trends in middle-aged people: an age-period-cohort analysis of routine mortality data in persons aged 40 to 69 in England. JECH 2010 Jun;64(6):523-9.
Abbott, Janice, Hart, Anna, Morton, Alison M., Dey, Paola, Conway, Steven P. and Webb, A. Kevin (2009) Can Health-related Quality of Life Predict Survival in Adults with Cystic Fibrosis? American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 179 (1). pp. 54-58. ISSN 1073-449X
Module tutor for modules on research methods, epidemiology and cancer early awareness
Teach on public health, epidemiology, screening, cancer awareness and prevention
Supervision of a number of postgraduate research students
Member of the Faculty of Public Health
General Medical Council - Specialist Register Public Health
Manchester Medical Society
Society for Social Medicine
Paola is currently Public Health lead for cancer inequalities for Lancashire and South Cumbria and a honorary consultant with Public Health England.
Longitudinal evaluation of dental undergraduate students preparation for training
Cancer prevention messages
Volunteer support in end of life care
Engaging allied health professionals in public health
Language in cancer awareness messages