Mary Kroll

Dr Mary Kroll MA, MSc, DPhil

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Researcher in Statistics and Epidemiology

Studying ethnic variation in infant mortality in England and Wales.

Email: mary.kroll@npeu.ox.ac.uk

Biography

After reading maths at Oxford University, Mary Kroll was employed as a statistician in the Scientific Civil Service, and studied for an MSc in statistics on day release at Brunel University. Following a career break caring for children, she moved to the Childhood Cancer Research Group in Oxford University, doing descriptive and research analyses of national childhood cancer data, and writing a DPhil thesis on time trends in childhood cancer incidence. She then worked as a statistical epidemiologist on the Million Women Study in the Cancer Epidemiology Unit, before joining the NPEU.

Publications

Kroll, M.E., Green, J., Beral, V., Sudlow, C.L.M., Brown, A., Kirichek, O., Price, A., Yang, T.O., Reeves, G.K. Adiposity and ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke (2016) Neurology, 87 (14), pp. 1473-1481.

Kroll, M.E., Carson, C., Redshaw, M., Quigley, M.A. Early father involvement and subsequent child behaviour at ages 3, 5 and 7 years: Prospective analysis of the UK Millennium Cohort Study (2016) PLoS ONE, 11 (9), art. no. e0162339, .

Yang, T.O., Cairns, B.J., Kroll, M.E., Reeves, G.K., Green, J., Beral, V. Body size in early life and risk of lymphoid malignancies and histological subtypes in adulthood (2016) International Journal of Cancer, 139 (1), pp. 42-49.

Woodfield, R., Sudlow, C., Al-Shahi Salman, R., Beral, V., Chen, Y., Chen, Z., Dennis, M., Kroll, M., Green, J., Lewington, S., Rothwell, P., Wardlaw, J., Whiteley, W., Wild, S., Wright, L., Zhang, Q., Flaig, R., Danesh, J., et al. Accuracy of patient self-report of stroke: A systematic review from the UK biobank stroke outcomes group (2015) PLoS ONE, 10 (9), art. no. e0137538.

Canoy, D., Beral, V., Balkwill, A., Wright, F.L., Kroll, M.E., Reeves, G.K., Green, J., Cairns, B.J, et al. Age at menarche and risks of coronary heart and other vascular diseases in a large UK cohort (2015) Circulation, 131 (3), pp. 237-244.

Murphy, F., Kroll, M.E., Pirie, K., Reeves, G., Green, J., Beral, V. Body size in relation to incidence of subtypes of haematological malignancy in the prospective Million Women Study (2013) British Journal of Cancer, 108 (11), pp. 2390-2398.

Kroll, M.E., Carpenter, L.M., Murphy, M.F.G., Stiller, C.A. Effects of changes in diagnosis and registration on time trends in recorded childhood cancer incidence in Great Britain (2012) British Journal of Cancer, 107 (7), pp. 1159-1162.

Stiller, C.A., Kroll, M.E., Pritchard-jones, K. Population survival from childhood cancer in Britain during 1978-2005 by eras of entry to clinical trials (2012) Annals of Oncology, 23 (9), art. no. mds183, pp. 2464-2469.

Kroll, M.E., Murphy, F., Pirie, K., Reeves, G.K., Green, J., Beral, V. Alcohol drinking, tobacco smoking and subtypes of haematological malignancy in the UK Million Women Study (2012) British Journal of Cancer, 107 (5), pp. 879-887.

Kroll, M.E., Stiller, C.A., Richards, S., Mitchell, C., Carpenter, L.M. Evidence for under-diagnosis of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in poorer communities within Great Britain (2012) British Journal of Cancer, 106 (9), pp. 1556-1559.

Little, M.P., Kleinerman, R.A., Stiller, C.A., Li, G., Kroll, M.E., Murphy, M.F.G. Analysis of retinoblastoma age incidence data using a fully stochastic cancer model (2012) International Journal of Cancer, 130 (3), pp. 631-640.

Kroll, M.E., Stiller, C.A., Murphy, M.F.G., Carpenter, L.M. Childhood leukaemia and socioeconomic status in England and Wales 1976-2005: Evidence of higher incidence in relatively affluent communities persists over time (2011) British Journal of Cancer, 105 (11), pp. 1783-1787.

Kroll, M.E., Murphy, M.F.G., Carpenter, L.M., Stiller, C.A. Childhood cancer registration in Britain: Capture-recapture estimates of completeness of ascertainment (2011) British Journal of Cancer, 104 (7), pp. 1227-1233.

Kroll, M.E., Swanson, J., Vincent, T.J., Draper, G.J. Childhood cancer and magnetic fields from high-voltage power lines in England and Wales: A case-control study (2010) British Journal of Cancer, 103 (7), pp. 1122-1127.

MacCarthy, A., Bayne, A.M., Draper, G.J., Eatock, E.M., Kroll, M.E., Stiller, C.A., Vincent, T.J., Hawkins, M.M., Jenkinson, H.C., Kingston, J.E., Neale, R., Murphy, M.F.G. Non-ocular tumours following retinoblastoma in Great Britain 1951 to 2004 (2009) British Journal of Ophthalmology, 93 (9), pp. 1159-1162.

Kroll, M.E., Stiller, C.A. Time Trends in Incidence 1966-2000 (book chapter) (2009) Childhood Cancer in Britain: Incidence, Survival, Mortality.

MacCarthy, A., Birch, J.M., Draper, G.J., Hungerford, J.L., Kingston, J.E., Kroll, M.E., Onadim, Z., Stiller, C.A., Vincent, T.J., Murphy, M.F.G. Retinoblastoma in Great Britain 1963-2002 (2009) British Journal of Ophthalmology, 93 (1), pp. 33-37.

MacCarthy, A., Birch, J.M., Draper, G.J., Hungerford, J.L., Kingston, J.E., Kroll, M.E., Stiller, C.A., Vincent, T.J., Murphy, M.F.G. Retinoblastoma: Treatment and survival in Great Britain 1963 to 2002 (2009) British Journal of Ophthalmology, 93 (1), pp. 38-39.

Bithell, J.F., Keegan, T.J., Kroll, M.E., Murphy, M.F.G., Vincent, T.J. Childhood leukaemia near British nuclear installations: Methodological issues and recent results (2008) Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 132 (2), pp. 191-197.

Stiller, C.A., Kroll, M.E., Boyle, P.J., Feng, Z. Population mixing, socioeconomic status and incidence of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in England and Wales: Analysis by census ward (2008) British Journal of Cancer, 98 (5), pp. 1006-1011.

Swanson, J., Vincent, T., Kroll, M., Draper, G. Power-frequency electric and magnetic fields in the light of draper et al. 2005 (2006) Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1076, pp. 318-330.

Kroll, M.E., Draper, G.J., Stiller, C.A., Murphy, M.F.G. Childhood leukemia incidence in Britain, 1974-2000: Time trends and possible relation to influenza epidemics (2006) Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 98 (6), pp. 417-420.

Stiller, C.A., Passmore, S.J., Kroll, M.E., Brownbill, P.A., Wallis, J.C., Craft, A.W. Patterns of care and survival for patients aged under 40 years with bone sarcoma in Britain, 1980-1994 (2006) British Journal of Cancer, 94 (1), pp. 22-29.

Draper, G., Vincent, T., Kroll, M.E., Swanson, J. Childhood cancer in relation to distance from high voltage power lines in England and Wales: A case-control study (2005) British Medical Journal, 330 (7503), pp. 1290-1292.

Benjamin, S., Kroll, M.E., Cartwright, R.A., Clough, J.V., Gorst, D.W., Proctor, S.J., Ross, J.R.Y., Taylor, P.R.A., Wheatley, K., Whittaker, J.A., Stiller, C.A. Haematologists' approaches to the management of adolescents and young adults with acute leukaemia (2000) British Journal of Haematology, 111 (4), pp. 1045-1050.

Stiller, C.A., Benjamin, S., Cartwright, R.A., Clough, J.V., Gorst, D.W., Kroll, M.E., Ross, J.R.Y., Wheatley, K., Whittaker, J.A., Taylor, P.R.A., Proctor, S.J. Patterns of care and survival for adolescents and young adults with acute leukaemia - A population-based study (1999) British Journal of Cancer, 79 (3-4), pp. 658-665.

Passmore, S.J., Draper, G., Brownbill, P., Kroll, M. Ecological studies of relation between hospital policies on neonatal vitamin K administration and subsequent occurrence of childhood cancer (1998) British Medical Journal, 316 (7126), pp. 184-189.

Passmore, S.J., Draper, G., Brownbill, P., Kroll, M. Case-control studies of relation between childhood cancer and neonatal vitamin K administration (1998) British Medical Journal, 316 (7126), pp. 178-184.

Draper, G.J., Kroll, M.E., Stiller, C.A. Childhood cancer (book chapter) (1994) Cancer Surveys, 19-20, pp. 493-516.