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Dr

Carolyn Nickson

Epidemiologist
Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
humans
female
breast neoplasms
oncology
mammography
middle aged
aged
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Dr

Carolyn Nickson

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Cancer Screening
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Dr

Carolyn Nickson

 

Dr Carolyn Nickson is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. Dr Nickson holds a joint position as Senior Research Fellow at the Cancer Council NSW, where she leads the 'Pathways – Breast' program.Dr Nickson is a cancer epidemiologist with a background in mathematics, recognised for her expertise in cancer screening evaluation and her novel and multidisciplinary approaches to solving problems in this domain.

She is particularly enthusiastic about multidisciplinary research, working closely with clinicians and scientists to combine skills, ideas and knowledge to generate pertinent research outcomes that make a real difference to policy and practice.Her current projects include:- ‘Optimising Breast Cancer Early Detection in Australia’ , an Australian Government Department of Health project to explore options for risk-based, personalised approaches to breast-cancer screening in Australia.- Health economic modelling of breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment across Australia, using the Policy1-Breast model.- AutoDensity software to routinely measure mammographic density from screening mammograms (in collaboration with the CSIRO)- Supporting the national ‘lifepool’ cohortas well as various projects evaluating the performance of breast cancer screening. Previous projects have included:- Clinical evaluations of digital breast tomosynthesis (in collaboration with Maroondah BreastScreen)- Detailed evaluation of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment practices in Victoria (in collaboration with the Royal Women’s Hospital and Royal Melbourne Hospital)

Projects

Displaying the 20 most recent projects by Carolyn Nickson.

20

Projects

Project Types


15

Research Grant


4

Research Contracts


1

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 42 most recent scholarly works by Carolyn Nickson.

Credentials

Positions


Epidemiologist

Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health

Member

Public Health Association of Australasia

Member

Australasian Epidemiological Association

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Epidemiology & Biostatistics

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Arts

La Trobe University