Mark S. Pearce, PhD

Reader in Lifecourse Epidemiology, Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University, UK

Mark Pearce is a Reader in lifecourse epidemiology within the Institute of Health & Society at Newcastle University in the UK, and is co-lead of the epidemiology group there. He obtained his PhD in radiation epidemiology from Newcastle University in 2000 and took up a fellowship at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France the following year. In 2002 he returned to Newcastle and since then has led 2 distinct research programs in lifecourse and radiation epidemiology. For the latter, he leads a program of research into the potential adverse effects from medical radiation exposures in childhood or early adulthood. The main focus of this so far has been CT scans, the results of which were published in the Lancet in 2012 and will be the subject of his virtual lecture.


Dr. Pearce's Lectures

Radiation Exposures from CT Scans in Childhood and Subsequent Risk of Leukemia

Highlighted Publications

  1. Pearce MS, Salotti JA, Little M, McHugh K, Kim KP, Lee C, Ronckers C, Howe NL, Craft AW, Parker L, Berrington de Gonzalez A. Radiation exposures from CT scans in young people lead to increased risks of leukaemia and brain tumours. Lancet 2012; 380: 499-505.
  2. Pearce MS, Salotti JA, Howe NL, McHugh K, Kim KP, Lee C, Craft AW, Berrington de Gonzalez A, Parker L. CT scans in young people in Great Britain: temporal and descriptive patterns, 1993-2002. Radiology Research & Practice 2012; 2012: 594278.
  3. Pearce MS, Salotti JA, McHugh K, Kim KP, Craft AW, Ron E, Parker L. Socio-economic variation in the use of CT scans in young people in the North of England, 1990-2002. BMC Health Services Research 2012; 12: 24.