Bethany is undertaking a mixed methods PhD at University College London exploring the utility of prescriptions data in improving early cancer detection in primary care. She is funded by the Medical Research Council Doctoral Training Programme and works with UCL’s Epidemiology of Cancer Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) group. Bethany is a data scientist with a background in population health research. Prior to commencing her PhD, she worked in partnership with the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS) at Public Health England and the NHS’ Transforming Cancer Services Team for London (TCST). Bethany is particularly interested in patient and healthcare factors that can signal earlier diagnostic opportunities, specifically prescriptions information in the context of non-specific symptoms and cancer. Through the course of her PhD, she hopes to reveal viable mechanisms to better target healthcare interventions.