Rhiannon Edge

I am currently working on a longitudinal study of Motor Neuron Disease as part of the Trajectories of Outcome in Neurological Conditions (TONiC) Project. TONiC is a national study examining the factors that influence quality of life in patients with neurological conditions. It is one of the largest studies on quality of life in neurological conditions ever performed in the UK.

Prior to starting as a postdoc I was a PhD student in Statistics and Epidemiology with CHICAS. My PhD was a mixed method study into the factors affecting seasonal influenza vaccination uptake by healthcare workers in the UK. As part of this work, I used social network analysis, spatial modelling, and qualitative research to investigate the behavioural and social aspects of the influenza vaccination decision amongst a group of medical students and foundation doctors. My PhD was funded by a studentship awarded by The Colt Foundation