Dr Denise Campbell is a Systematic Reviewer in the Research Methods stream. Denise completed a Masters of Public Health and PhD with the University of Sydney (School of Public Health). She has experience performing both qualitative and quantitative research, which includes running a before-after study around guideline implementation, a general practice improvement study with a cardiovascular focus, and evaluation of a new clinical service for children with intellectual disability.
Denise has experience conducting evidence-based systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and scoping reviews. She was a team member for two systematic reviews on COVID-19 and cancer conducted in 2020-21 by Cancer Council NSW. Recent work includes working on a systematic review assessing breast cancer risk prediction tools suitable for use in the general population and a systematic review appraising RCT evidence as to which screening modality optimises patient outcomes for use in individuals without a colorectal cancer diagnosis or symptoms that might indicate colorectal cancer.
Part of her current role includes staying up to date with systematic review methods and reviewing alternative ways of conducting reviews. Upcoming work will focus on a number of systematic reviews on prostate cancer surveillance and testing methods. The findings will be used to inform clinical practice guidelines for PSA testing in Australia.