Dr Caroline Jackson
Dr Jackson completed her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences with honours in Immunology at the University of Edinburgh. She then obtained a research position within the University of Edinburgh, Division of Clinical Neurosciences and was responsible for the daily co-ordination and data analysis of a large hospital-based stroke cohort study, funded by the Wellcome Trust. During this time she completed her MSc in epidemiology via distance learning at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She undertook and successfully completed her PhD on ‘Epidemiology of Ischaemic Stroke Subtypes' in 2009.
Prior to taking up a post-doctoral post with CREWH21 she worked for the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research (funded by UK MRC and Scottish Chief Scientist office) where her research included reviewing evidence for interventions to prevent multiple risk behaviours in young people, and health inequalities in survival among people with type 2 diabetes. Within CREWH21 she plans to extend her work on predictors and outcome of chronic disease (including stroke, heart disease and diabetes) and on health inequalities.
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