• The University of Western Australia (M431), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 117 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
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Personal profile


I am an early career researcher in the Department of Public Health at Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam. I have a strong interest in developing evidence-based health policy, particularly related to optimising and personalising screening interventions to prevent colorectal cancer. By evaluating the harms and benefits of colorectal cancer screening programs my research aims to improve the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening programs in both the general population and in specific high risk population groups. 

Following my undergraduate studies in exercise and health sciences, I worked as a teacher in Western Australia and in the United Kingdom between 2005 and 2011. During 2010-11, I completed a Master of Public Health, graduating with distinction, at the University of Western Australia. During this period, I was employed to manage the transition from the Birth Defects Register to the WA Register of Developmental Anomalies. In 2011, I joined UNICEF in Ghana as an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development to coordinate local community-based health services. 

From 2012-2015, I was the Coordinator of the Bowel Cancer Education Program at Cancer Council WA. In 2013, I was the lead author on a first ever modelling study that estimated the benefits in lives saved by bringing forward full the implementation of Australia’s National Bowel Cancer Screening Program by 14 years compared with the government plan at the time. A pre-publication summary prompted the newly elected Australian Government to support the study’s recommended scenario and invest $95.9 million into fast-tracking the program’s implementation. The study is considered a leading example of research aligning with advocacy, and drove an unprecedented investment in colorectal cancer screening. The policy outcome laid the platform for a subsequent study, on which I was a co-author, which prompted Australia’s first ever multimillion dollar national campaign aimed at increasing colorectal cancer screening rates.

Education/Academic qualification

Public Health, Masters, The University of Western Australia

External positions

Scientific Researcher, Erasmus University Rotterdam

1 Mar 2017 → …


  • Health
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Screening
  • Cancer research
  • Health economics
  • Optimisation
  • Public health
  • Personalisation

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Early Detection of Cancer Medicine & Life Sciences
Colorectal Neoplasms Medicine & Life Sciences
Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Neoplasms Medicine & Life Sciences
Sigmoidoscopy Medicine & Life Sciences
Colonoscopy Medicine & Life Sciences
Colonic Neoplasms Medicine & Life Sciences
Costs and Cost Analysis Medicine & Life Sciences
Population Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2014 2019

  • 117 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 6 Article
  • 2 Abstract/Meeting Abstract
  • 1 Poster
  • 1 Editorial
4 Citations (Scopus)

Colorectal cancer screening with faecal immunochemical testing, sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy: a microsimulation modelling study

Buskermolen, M., Cenin, D. R., Helsingen, L. M., Guyatt, G., Vandvik, P. O., Haug, U., Bretthauer, M. & Lansdorp-Vogelaar, I., 2 Oct 2019, In : The BMJ. 367, l5383.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Early Detection of Cancer
Colorectal Neoplasms


Cenin, D., Tinmouth, J., Dube, C., McCurdy, B., Paszat, L., Rabeneck, L. & Lansdorp-Vogelaar, I., 1 Mar 2018, p. 292-293. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Open Access
10 Citations (Scopus)

Cost Effectiveness of Screening Individuals With Cystic Fibrosis for Colorectal Cancer

Gini, A., Zauber, A. G., Cenin, D. R., Omidvari, A-H., Hempstead, S. E., Fink, A. K., Lowenfels, A. B. & Lansdorp-Vogelaar, I., Feb 2018, In : Gastroenterology. 154, 3, p. 556-+ 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Costs and outcomes of Lynch syndrome screening in the Australian colorectal cancer population

Cenin, D. R., Naber, S. K., Lansdorp-Vogelaar, I., Jenkins, M. A., Buchanan, D. D., Preen, D. B., Ee, H. C. & O'Leary, P., 1 Oct 2018, In : Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Australia). 33, 10, p. 1737-1744 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Costs and Cost Analysis
Early Detection of Cancer
12 Citations (Scopus)

Cost-effectiveness analysis of colonoscopy colorectal cancer screening in persons with cystic fibrosis

Gini, A., Zauber, A. G., Cenin, D. R., Omidvari, A-H., Hempstead, S., Fink, A., Lowenfels, A. B. & Lansdorp-Vogelaar, I., Apr 2017, In : Gastroenterology. 152, 5, p. S546-S546 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalAbstract/Meeting Abstract