Dr Lynne Forrest

SLS Support Officer & Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh

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Lynne works as a Support Officer on the Scottish Longitudinal Study, and is also a researcher with ADRC-S. Both roles are based in Edinburgh. Having previously worked as a programmer, data analyst and project manager she retrained and obtained an MSc in Public Health in 2010 and then a PhD in 2014, from Newcastle University. She also has a BSc and an MPhil in Medical Microbiology from University of Edinburgh, as well as a PGDip in Information Systems. Her PhD investigated intervention-generated inequalities in lung cancer care.  Post-doctoral research interests include social and geographical mobility, cancer, and socio-economic and age-related inequalities in health.

Selected publications:

Forrest LF, Adams J, Buckner S, Payne N, Rimmer M, Salway S, Sowden S, Walters K, Ben-Shlomo Y, White M (2016) Age-related references in national public health, technology appraisal and clinical guidelines and guidance: documentary analysis.  Age and Ageing. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afw235

Forrest LF, Sowden S, Rubin G, White M, Adams J (2016) Socio-economic inequalities in stage at diagnosis, and in time from first symptom to treatment, for lung cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis. Thorax. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-209013

Forrest LF, Adams J, Rubin G, White M (2015) The role of receipt and timeliness of treatment in socioeconomic inequalities in lung cancer survival: population-based, data linkage study. Thorax70(2) 138-145 doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2014-205517.

Forrest LF, Adams J, White M, Rubin G (2014) Factors associated with timeliness of post-primary care referral, diagnosis and treatment for lung cancer: population-based, data-linkage study. Br J Cancer. 111:1843-1851 doi: 10.1038/bjc.2014.472

Forrest LF, White M, Rubin G, Adams J (2014) The role of patient, tumour and system factors in socioeconomic inequalities in lung cancer treatment: population-based study. Br J Cancer. 111:608-618 doi: 10.1038/bjc.2014.310

Forrest LF, Adams JM, Wareham H, Rubin, G, White M (2013) Socioeconomic inequalities in lung cancer treatment: systematic review and meta-analysis.  PLoS Medicine. 10(2):e1001376. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001376.

Forrest LF, Hodgson S, Parker L and Pearce MS (2011) The influence of childhood IQ and education on social mobility in the Newcastle Thousand Families birth cohort.  BMC Public Health. 11:895 doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-895