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I was appointed as an academic surgeon to the University of East Anglia in 2010, funded in part by the Anthony Long Trust. As a senior lecturer at UEA, I am the chief investigator of a number of research projects including the chronic rhinosinusitis epidemiology study (CRES), that ran nationally to understand risk factors that contribute to rhinosinusitis. Other research roles include being ENT Lead for the Eastern Clinical Research Network and Chair of the British Rhinological Society Research Group where I have helped to shape the national research priorities for nose and sinuses diseases.
I am a graduate of Leicester University Medical School and completed my basic surgical training in the University Hospitals of Leicester before undertaking a period of research into developing apparatus for testing the sense of smell, which culminated in my MD Thesis. My specialist training was completed in East Anglia, during which time I spent a year at the St Paul’s Sinus Centre in Vancouver, Canada learning advanced skills in endoscopic sinus surgery for inflammatory diseases of the nose and sinuses as well as tumours of the sinuses and anterior skull base. My main clinical interests include the medical and surgical treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis, allergic fungal rhinosinusitis and other sino-nasal disorders. I established the first dedicated ENT image guided sinus surgery facility in East Anglia and now run a regular sinus surgery course at UEA.
I have also spent time at the Dresden University Smell & Taste Clinic learning techniques for assessing and researching the sense of smell and am now the Director of the first British Smell & Taste Clinic and receive referrals from around the UK. This provides the opportunity to research the impact of olfactory disorders on sufferers. Furthermore I have helped advise on the establishment of a patient support charity, Fifth Sense, which now has some 1500 members around the UK.
Lee's research focuses on supporting older people to eat and drink well, and she is a dietitian, nutritionist and systematic reviewer. Her current research (initiated during her National Institute for Health Research Career Development Fellowship) is on preventing and identifying dehydration in older people living in residential (long-term) care. See http://driestudy.appspot.com/ for details of the DRIE (Dehydration Recognition In our Elders) Study.
Lee has a long term interest in the nutrition and hydration of older people. She is an expert systematic reviewer and has developed and managed many systematic reviews. Lee has been an editor for the Cochrane Heart Group for 14 years, was an editor of the Cochrane Oral Health Group for 5 years, and regularly referees systematic reviews for top medical and nutrition journals.
Lee is a Reader in Research Synthesis, Nutrition & Hydration in the Norwich Medical School at the University of East Anglia and has a BSc in Biochemistry, PhD (University of Manchester) and current dietetic registration. She worked as a dietitian in the National Health Service for ten years, with extensive experience of community health promotion and cardiovascular health. Lee moved to research in 2000 and has since published over 80 peer-reviewed publications, mainly in the areas of dehydration and nutrition of older people and the effects of dietary change on health. Her publications have been cited almost 3000 times (with an average citation per publication of over 33, and h-index of 29).
Lee is a member of the World Health Organization Nutrition Guidance Expert Advisory Group (NUGAG) on Diet and Health, which has recently produced guidance on sodium and potassium intakes. As well as being a Cochrane editor, she is an editor of Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, was awarded Ibex Award by British Dietetic Association (2005), and was a member of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) Partners Council.
My research experience has mainly been focused on cancer research, with associate researcher work on breast cancer at the Leuven Cancer Institute (European Cancerdegradome project) and my doctoral dissertation on prostate cancer at the University of East Anglia under supervision of Prof. S. Fairweather-Tait. I have participated in several projects looking into the molecular mechanisms underlying the tumour and metastasis-suppressive effects of some MMP's and investigated the role of the degradome in pancreatic cancer using 2D and 3D in vitro models. Recently I have moved into the field of immune genetics and the understanding of different tumor immune phenotypes.