Cancer Awareness, Screening and Diagnostic Pathways Research Group

Cancer outcomes, including survival rates, have improved significantly over the years, but in order to ensure every person with cancer has the very best diagnosis, treatment and care, more research is needed.

The Cancer Awareness, Screening and Diagnostic Pathways Research Group (CASP) exists to support colleagues engaged in applied health cancer projects.

In particular, those projects related to improving earlier cancer diagnosis through:

  • Screening access and uptake
  • Symptom recognition and help-seeking
  • Primary care diagnosis and referral
  • The primary-secondary care interface
  • Care pathway redesign


CASP research group members
Name Role
Dr Olufikayo Bamidele* Research Associate (Evidence Synthesis)
Dr Joanne Cairns* Research Fellow
Dr Laurie Dunn Research Fellow in Primary Care
Sarah Greenley* Research Fellow (Information Specialist)
Dr Charlotte Kelly* Career Development Fellow
Professor Una Macleod Dean
Dr Liz Mitchell Senior Lecturer in Primary Care
Dr Zivarna Murphy Research Associate
Dr Lukas Pitel* Research Fellow in Cancer Statistics
Dr Julie Walabyeki Research Fellow

*These are all funded by the TRANSFORMing Cancer Outcomes in Yorkshire programme (TRANSFORM)

PhD students

  • Arwa Abdal-Aal
  • Emily Lunn
  • Ben Pickwell-Smith
  • Rebecca Price