Roxana Vanderstay
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Biographical details

Roxana joined the Department in April 2013 as a Lecturer in Health Services Research in Rehabilitation. Her work currently focuses on psychometric evaluation of the UK specialist Rehabilitation Outcomes Collaborative (UK-ROC) scales, outcome measurement and evaluation of complex interventions in rehabilitation. Starting from July 2015 she is the operational lead for the National Clinical Audit Of Specialist Rehabilitation For Patients With Complex Needs Following Major Injury. Before coming to Cicely Saunders Institute, she worked for four years at the Dr Foster Unit at Imperial College London.

Roxana qualified in medicine at the University of Târgu Mureș and specialised in public health medicine, following which she worked for several years at the Public Health Institute in Romania.  She completed a MPH at The Netherlands School of Public & Occupational Health Utrecht in 2001, writing her thesis in adolescent unwanted pregnancy. In 2012 she completed her PhD on trauma epidemiology at the University of Manchester. She became a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health the same year. 

Research interests (short)

Research interests include health outcome measures and psychometrics, risk adjustment methods, descriptive and analytical epidemiological studies. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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