Her main research interests relate to the development, validation and implementation of risk scores in Primary Care to promote prevention of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
This includes developing and evaluating ways to promote behaviour change for cancer prevention in primary care, which was the topic for her recent Cancer Research UK Prevention Fellowship, and screening and prevention of type 2 diabetes following gestational diabetes.
She also has a particular interest in the potential for introducing risk stratification into bowel cancer screening programmes. Previous work in this area has included systematic reviews, external validation of risk models for the development of bowel cancer, and a project funded by Bowel Cancer UK to model the potential impact of introducing risk stratification into the current English bowel screening programme. She is now leading a grant from the Cambridge Cancer Research UK Early Detection centre on the social and ethical implications of risk stratified screening.