Sue Stirling obtained a BSc in Combined Science (Mathematics and Biology) in 1987, followed by an MSc in Medical Statistics from Leicester University. She joined to MRC National Survey of Health and Development (1946 birth cohort), based at University College, London, as a non-clinical research fellow, looking at childhood predictors of poor health In adulthood. After 5 years in this role she moved to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she worked on the MRC trial of assessment and management of older people in the community. She has worked as a tutor and module organiser with the LSHTM Distance Learning programme since 1998, tutoring on statistical modules of the Masters courses in Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, Public Health and Clinical Trials.
Sue joined the RDS EoE in January 2013, and since then has advised on a variety of grant proposals, in conjunction with other RDS advisers.