Meet the team

Dr. Marc Serfaty - Chief Investigator

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Trefor Aspden - Trial Manager


Trefor is the Trial Manager for the CanTalk study. He has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Wales, Bangor where he investigated the influence of motives on health-related behaviours. Trefor has previously worked at Royal Holloway University of London, where he managed a trial which looked at the effectiveness of Problem Solving Treatment in improving well being and quality of life in people diagnosed as visually impaired.

Zoe Cotton - Trial Coordinator


Zoe is responsible for the administration of the study. She has worked in clinical research since 2004 at a number of Trusts and centres including Chelsea and Westminster hospital, Great Ormond Street hospital, Imperial College and UCL's Cancer Research UK Trials Centre. Zoe has worked in a variety of research areas such as haemophilia, breast care and brain tumours, and has significant experience in trials of IMP's and other interventions such as CBT. 

Cate Barlow - Research Associate


Cate recruits participants from the Royal Free and University College London Hospitals, and conducts follow ups. She has an MSc in Health Psychology from the University of Bath, and is currently studying for her PhD at UCL, about attitudes and social support in older adults. Cate is an experienced researcher and has worked at UCL for ten years on a variety of projects including Exercise in Older Adults, back pain, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and cancer.

Georgina Forden - Research Assistant


Georgina recruits participants from hospitals in south London, such as Kings College and Queen Elizabeth hospitals, and conducts follow ups. She has an MSc in the Foundations of Clinical Psychology from Goldsmiths University, during which she investigated the psychological outcomes for critical care patients, with a focus on exploring PTSD symptoms and intrusive memories. Georgina has previously worked at the Institute of Psychiatry at Kings College London, and the Christie Hospital in Manchester.

Andrea Beetison - Research Assistant


Andrea recruits participants from the Marie Curie Hospice in Hampstead and UCLH, and conducts follow ups. She comes from a nursing background, having worked as a community nurse in both Bristol and London. Andrea has worked on a number of End of Life Care projects since 2000 in care homes and general practices, and has also worked on studies at UCL's Marie Curie Research Unit.

Kirsty Bennett - Research Assistant


Kirsty recruits participants from UCLH and Bart's Hospital, and conducts follow ups. She has an MSc in Health Psychology from UCL, during which she qualitatively explored individuals views of different types of cancer screening information. Kirsty has experience of both qualitative and quantitative research, and previously worked on a large randomised controlled trial of smoking cessation at UCL's Department of Primary Care and Population Health. 

Ekaterina Cooper - Research Assistant 


Ekaterina recruits participants from Guys & St Thomas' Hospital and Homerton University Hospital, and conducts follow ups. She has an MSc in the Sociology and Psychology of Health from St. Petersburg State University, where she investigated the psychological determination of patient delay among women with breast cancer. She has previously worked as a psychologist in St. Petersburg, Russia. Ekaterina is currently working on her PhD with Canterbury Christ Church University. 

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