Dr Kit Curtius

BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD
UKRI/Rutherford Research Fellow
Postdoctoral Researcher
Research Focus

The aims of my current research are to use mathematical mechanistic modelling to inform optimal cancer screening recommendations, to perform patient risk stratification, and to ultimately better prognostication.

Our methodologies integrate bioinformatics using Big Data, stochastic modelling, survival analysis using public health record data, and statistical inference to address cancer prevention problems such as early detection.

Translational projects aim to elicit direct patient benefit, in part by the use and validation of web-based risk prediction tools to help clinicians and patients alike better understand cancer risk, particularly in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The ultimate goal is to improve precision medicine with cancer evolution theory and modelling approaches.