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Ashley Kieran Clift


Honorary Researcher

  • Honorary Researcher, University of Oxford
  • Honorary Clinical Research Fellow, Department of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College London

Ash trained in medicine at the University of Oxford, and then Imperial College London.

He underwent training as an Academic Foundation Doctor in Nottingham and later, as an Academic Clinical Fellow in General Surgery at Imperial. 

His research interests include clinical prediction models, cancer epidemiology, screening, and the comparison of statistical and machine learning methodologies in risk modelling. 

In terms of teaching, he has been a lecturer on the BSc in Surgical Design, Technology and Innovation course at Imperial College London, a Surgical Tutor at Oxford University Medical School, and previously acted as a clinical examiner at the University of Nottingham Medical School.

He completed his DPhil in Cancer Science in NDPCHS in Summer 2023, which developed and validated clinical prediction algorithms for breast cancer incidence and mortality using QResearch, and explored the integration of genome-wide polygenic risk scores into 'phenotypic' risk models using UK Biobank.