Database Specialist and Data Engineer
Current work and interests
Silvia joined the Data Management team in March 2020 as a Database Specialist and Data Engineer and is working on the EPIC-Norfolk study.
Background and experience
Silvia has a background in biology and statistics. Prior to joining the Unit she worked as a statistician at the Primary Care Unit at the University of Cambridge. Here she provided statistical support to research projects ranging from smaller cohort studies to those using large datasets of routine data, including the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) and national patient experience surveys.
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- Mendonca SC, Abel GA, Gildea C, et al. Associations between general practice characteristics with use of urgent referrals for suspected cancer and endoscopies: a cross-sectional ecological study. Fam Pract. (2019) 36(5):573-580.
- Walter FM, Emery JD, Mendonca S, et al. Symptoms and patient factors associated with longer time to diagnosis for colorectal cancer: results from a prospective cohort study. Br J Cancer. (2016) 115(5):533-541. doi:10.1038/bjc.2016.221