Carolyn Nickson is an epidemiologist specialising in cancer screening. Following coursework studies in mathematics, epidemiology and biostatistics, Carolyn contributed to several research projects on reproductive health then completed a PhD in 2008 entitled 'Modelling the impact of targetted changes to screening intervals in Australian breast-screening programs', under the supervision of Prof Anne Kavanagh and A/Prof Ray Watson.
She is now an investigator and researcher on a study entitled 'The screening efficacy of the Australian breast cancer screening program', which uses linked data to estimate the mortality benefit of the Australian breast cancer screening program, and leads the study An Australian platform for epidemiological validation and piloting of automated breast density measurement methods. She contributes to several other smaller studies about breast cancer and various teaching activities around the School.
Carolyn also works remotely as a Research Fellow with the Modellers Sans Frontieres at the Cancer Council of New South Wales, contributing to the refinement of a mathematical model of cervical cancer screening and the effects of HPV vaccination.
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