Dr Anna Gavin is a graduate of Queen’s University Belfast Medical School and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is a Consultant in Public Health Medicine and reader within the Centre for Public Health, Queen’s University Belfast. Dr Gavin is the founding Director of the N. Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) which works closely with the National Cancer Registry of Ireland to produce All Ireland Cancer Epidemiology reports and peer reviewed publications.
She directs the work of the NICR which assimilates and collates data on cancers and pre-malignant conditions in Northern Ireland for research, education and planning of services.
She is a member of the Steering Group for the European Network of Cancer Registries, chair of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) in N. Ireland and is seconded part time to the National Cancer Intelligence Network. Anna is the Northern Ireland lead for the Internal Cancer Benchmarking Partnership and was responsible for ensuring Northern Ireland was included in this project examining differences in cancer survival across European, Australian and Canadian jurisdictions.