Northern Institute for Cancer Research

Staff Profile

Dr Lucy Chilton

Data Manager



M.Sc. Health Services Research (2005)
Ph.D. Neurosciences (2003)
B.Sc. (Hons) Biochemical Sciences (2000)
Dip. Pharmacology (1998)

Prizes and Awards

Award for oral presentation - Institute of Health and Society Applied Epidemiology Research Day 2014

Esteem Indicators

Peer Reviewer for Public Health Research

Peer Reviewer for American Journal of Hematology

Peer Reviewer for Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases


Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

European Haematology Association


Current research

My current research interest is into acute leukaemia, both myeloid and lymphoblastic. I work as part of the Leukaemia Research Cytogenetics Group. The group specialises in the analysis of acute leukaemia based on chromosomal abnormalities, principally using cytogenetic analysis.

The group holds a large database of genetic, demographic and clinical data on patients treated on acute leukaemia clinical trials. I have the privilege to conduct research on this dataset specifically looking at changes at a chromosomal level. My research includes the prognostic values of cytogenetic variables and epidemiological analysis of acute leukaemia including aspects of disease progression.


p75NTR as a marker for Diabetic Neuropathy - 2002


Postgraduate Teaching

CSC8399 - MSc Bioinformatics: Supervision

Co-supervision of MRes Biomedical Students (Newcastle University)

Undergraduate Teaching

MMB8030 / BGM3060 - Teaching stand-alone lecture

Supervision of students of Biomedical Students (Newcastle University) and Web Design Student (Northumbria University).