Margaret Tyson is an honorary researcher at the Institute of Cancer Sciences, The University of Manchester and runs Manchester Amputee Fitnesss Initiative and Karen's Page
   

Margaret decided to produce this website to show her unpublished work on the metformin and the Ras/Akt/mTOR pathways - major pathways involved in most cancers. The work is very comprehensive and includes lots of information that may be of value to anyone interested in these pathways. It also gives information about Manchester Amputee Fitness Initiative (MANFIT).and Karen's Page.

Margaret is an honorary researcher at the Institute of Cancer Sciences , the University of Manchester and also voluntarily runs MANFIT and Karen's Page.

She set up MANFIT because she is passionate about people with prostheses having access to different types of exercise in safe, private environments.

She set up Karen's Page in memory of her daughter who had learning difficulties (LD) to help and inform families and supporters of people with LD and to help prevent the inequalities and vulnerabilities associated with LD.

 

Margaret has a BSc (hons) in biology, a masters in population health (electronic) and a PhD entitled "Radionuclide uptake and transport in bracken", a project which was set up to discover the effects of the Chernobyl accident on the environment. All were studied at the University of Manchester.

She has been always interested the beneficial effects of exercise and diet and so started to record DVDs for GPs and hospitals displaying these effects for patients to see.

She decided to do the MPHe to extend her knowledge and for a qualification in public health. The dissertation was on the subject of obesity and cancer, which made her interested in cancer, its causes and effects.

 

All these projects are important to Margaret. Her research has become more important to her since her daughter Karen died of breast cancer in 2013. Derbyshire is now running a project to encourage GPs to inform and promote screening of breast, cervical and bowel in people with LD which Margaret very much supports.

Derbyshire Screening Newsletter

 

 

The Views of Carers of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities on Annual Health Checks - Final Report

Our report on The Views of Carers of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities on Annual Health Checks - Final Report - published on the Public Health England - Improving Health and Lives website. The impetus to do this was because Karen, my daughter, had learning disabilities and to help other people with LD:

The Views of Carers of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities on Annual Health Checks - Final Report