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Joan Morris, MA (Cambridge) MSc (Oxford) PhD (London)

Professor of Medical Statistics

Centre for Environmental and Preventive Medicine
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Joan Morris

I am Professor of Medical Statistics and Director of the National Down Syndrome Cytogenetic Register (NDSCR).  I am responsible for providing national surveillance of congenital anomalies for England and Wales. 

I work with EUROCAT (European Congenital Anomaly Registers) to develop methods of surveillance of congenital anomalies and with EUROMedicat to develop a European reproductive pharmacovigilance system.

My work with Professor Sir Nicholas Wald is in evaluating the effectiveness of screening strategies for many different disorders, for example heart disease (including the meta-analytic work on the "polypill"), familial hypercholesterolaemia, cystic fibrosis, fragile X syndrome, neural tube defects and Down syndrome.

Recent work includes mathematically modeling the population effect of cascade testing for a range of disorders.

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