Victoria is a PhD candidate based in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge. Her PhD aims to identify how diagnostic tests and testing strategies can be optimised to improve the early detection of upper gastrointestinal cancer.
Prior to joining the CanTest team, Victoria worked at the University of Washington, USA. During that time she worked on the Patient-Centered Research for Standards of Outcomes in Diagnostics tests (PROD) study which explored patient, caregiver and healthcare provider experiences of advanced imaging tests, to identify the most important patient-centred outcomes. This work lead to the development of new guidelines encouraging patients and healthcare providers to make more informed decisions regarding the use of advanced imaging tests in primary care.
University of Cambridge, UK
- Merriel SWD, Hardy V, Thompson M, Walter FM, Hamilton W. Patient-centered outcomes from multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) and MRI-guided biopsy for prostate cancer: A systematic review. Journal of the American College of Radiology, 2019, S1546-1440(19)31032-4
- Funston G, Hardy V, Abel, G, Crosbie EJ, Emery J, Hamilton W, Walter FM. Identifying Ovarian Cancer in Symptomatic Women: A Systematic Review of Clinical Tools. Cancers 2020, 12, 3686. doi: 10.3390/cancers12123686
- Hardy V, Yue A, Archer S, Merriel SWD, Thompson M, Emery J, Usher-Smith J, Walter FM. Role of primary care physician factors on diagnostic testing and referral decisions for symptoms of possible cancer: a systematic review. BMJ Open 2022;12:e053732. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-053732