||DR EMILY POWER
Cancer awareness, help-seeking behaviour, decision making and cancer screening, health information communication
- Cancer awareness, early detection of cancer and help-seeking behaviour
- Health information and communication
- Decision making related to cancer screening
Current research explores public awareness, attitudes and behaviour related to cancer prevention and early detection, the
communication of health information and impact of mass media health campaigns and marketing designed to encourage cancer
preventive or early detection behaviours.
My PhD focused on understanding the psychosocial factors associated with participation in flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS)
screening for colorectal cancer and explored interventions designed to improve knowledge about and uptake of FS screening.
This work was carried out as part of a small feasibility study of nurse-led FS offered as a screening service in North West London.
Supervision of MSc Health Psychology and MSc Cancer students.
2011-present: Health Information Manager, Cancer Research UK
2009-2011: Senior Health Evaluation Officer, Cancer Research UK
2009-2009: Research Associate, Health Behaviour Research Centre, UCL
2005-2008: PhD student, Health Behaviour Research Centre, UCL
2005: Research Associate, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.
2009: PhD in Health Psychology, University of London (UCL)
2004: MSc in Health Psychology, Kings College London.
2003: BSc Psychology and Health Sciences, University of Liverpool.
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