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Dr Jessica Sheringham
Room 112
Department of Applied Health Research
1-19 Torrington Place
London
WC1E 7HB
Appointment
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Epidemiology & Public Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
Biography

I completed an MRC Fellowship/ PhD at UCL, examining socioeconomic inequalities in access to chlamydia testing in young people in December 2011.


My interest in applied health research originated outside of the university setting. At the Healthcare Commission (now the Care Quality Commission), I worked on methods for monitoring healthcare quality in the NHS. 


I am qualified as a specialist in public health (UKPHR: FR0645) and hold an honorary consultant contract with Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge Clinical Commissioning Groups.  As a specialist trainee in public health, I worked at the Department of Health as research lead for a programme to support young parents, North East & North Central London Health Protection Agency and Redbridge Primary Care Trust.


My first degree was in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University. I hold Masters degrees in  Science Communication (Imperial College, London) and Public Health (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine).


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Research Summary
I am interested in research questions that can have an impact on reducing inequalities in healthcare and access to appropriate healthcare. My research spans different medical specialties (cancer, respiratory disease and sexual health most recently) using both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods. I am currently involved in studies examining pathways to a cancer diagnosis from primary care, the role of GP decision making and predictors of adherence to medication in COPD.

 

Teaching Summary

At UCL I am involved in screening and epidemiology small group teaching and lectures for MBBS and MSc students. We are currently working on an Electronic Learning Development Grant to develop an online study resource. 

In addition, I am a co-author of Mastering Public Health, a guide to postgraduate public health and examinations and a course leader for the Peopleā€™s University international online masters level module on Evidence Based Practice.

Appointments
01-NOV-2012 – 01-APR-2016 Senior Research Associate Applied Health Research UCL, United Kingdom
01-NOV-2008 – 31-OCT-2011 MRC Fellow Applied Health Research UCL, United Kingdom
09-AUG-2004 – 08-AUG-2012 Public Health Specialty Registrar   London Deanery, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2012 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Public Health University College London
2005 MSc Master of Science – Public Health University of London
1997 MSc Master of Science – Science Communication Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
1996 MA Master of Arts – Natural Sciences University of Cambridge
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