Professor of Epidemiology
Affiliations: Newcastle University
Fiona’s research programme covers both the development of statistical methods (complex synthesis, multi-state models and Bayesian models) and the use of techniques for estimates of public health importance (prevalence, incidence, understanding risk and protective effects and healthy life expectancy) across a range of outcomes from dementia, cognition through to frailty. Further research consists of understanding the biological underpinning of dementia with neuropathology and clinical research on dementia with Lewy Bodies, but also research designs for complex conditions such as dementia and autism.
Fiona has collaborated with the Autism Research Centre in several major autism population studies, one of school age children using the CAST (Childhood Autism Spectrum Test) in both the UK and China, another of preschoolers using the QCHAT (Quantitative Checklist for Autism in Toddlers), and a third study investigating rates of autism in 3 cities in the Netherlands, including Eindhoven, the IT-rich hub.Website
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