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Miss Shelley Potter

Miss Shelley Potter

Miss Shelley Potter
BSc (Hons), M.B.Ch.B.(Hons), PhD, FHEA, FRCS

Cons Senior Lecturer in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery & NIHR Clinician Scientist

Office 2.14
Canynge Hall,
39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 7218

Research summary

My main research interest is improving outcomes for women undergoing breast reconstruction following mastectomy for breast cancer.    

My PhD work used systematic reviews and qualitative work to determine the need for and feasibility of randomised clinical trials in breast reconstruction.  A series of systematic reviews demonstrated a paucity of high-quality evidence of the effectiveness of BR and highlighted the need for well-designed pragmatic multicentre RCTs and prospective cohort studies with standardised outcomes to provide evidence to inform decision-making for reconstructive surgery.  Qualitative work suggested that well-designed trials may be possible but a lack of understanding of trial methodology and ...

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Biography

I attended Medical School at Bristol University and intercalated gaining a First Class Honours degree in Molecular and Cellular Pathology.  I graduated in 2001 with Honours and completed my house jobs and basic surgical training in Bristol.  I spent a year in the Breast Unit at North Bristol NHS Trust which inspired me to pursue a career in breast surgery.

I took time out to undertake a PhD investigating the feasibility of clinical trials in breast reconstruction in the School of Social and Community Medicine before returning to full-time clinical work on the Severn Deanery Higher Surgical Training rotation. Following ...

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