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I am a PhD student with the Soc-B programme, and my project is looking at ‘The role of social factors in physical activity during COVID-19 pandemic’. My main supervisor is Dr Abi Fisher.
I am a first year PhD student supervised by Pippa Lally, Abi Fisher, Becca Beeken and Rana Conway. We are currently working on two research projects with ASCOT and APPROACH. Our first project is a qualitative interview study where we aim to explore the experiences relating to weight of cancer survivors affected by obesity. In this study we aim to interview participants from both ASCOT and APPROACH to compare the experiences of participants with a broad range of time since their initial cancer diagnosis. The second study is a quantitative analysis using the baseline ASCOT data to explore the demographics, clinical factors, and health behaviours associated with BMI in people living with and beyond breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer.
Project title: Exercise during haematological cancer treatment- exploring the feasibility of embedding exercise within a clinical pathway in multiple myeloma.
I am supervised by Prof Kwee Yong (UCL Cancer Institute), Dr Abi Fisher and Dr Gita Ramdharry (UCL Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases). My PhD is funded by a Health Education England (HEE)/National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Integrated Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship.
I am working at Department of Behaviour Science and Health, supervised by Dr Abi Fisher, as part of a doctoral programme at Liverpool John Moores University. I have a background in qualitative research, and am currently involved in the ASCOT study. I have just completed a qualitative project on the impact of the pandemic on the health behaviours of people living with and beyond breast, colorectal and prostate cancer. I am also working on the APPROACH trial, delivering an intervention that examines whether an app encouraging more physical activity improves the physical and psychosocial wellbeing of people living with cancer. Next year I plan to conduct a mixed methods study on the impact of perimenopause/menopause on the health behaviours of women.
- The Health and Lifestyle after Cancer Questionnaire (ASCOT)
- Advancing Survival after Cancer Outcomes Trial (ASCOT)
- Health Behaviours in Multiple Myeloma (MASCOT)
- APPROACH: Using a mobile application to promote physical activity after cancer
Completed PhD projects
- Gemma Pugh: Health behaviour change among teenage and young adult (TYA) cancer survivor
- Anna Roberts: Development of a smartphone app-based intervention to promote physical activity among people living with and beyond cancer
- Claire Stevens: Cancer Screening as a Teachable Moment for Risk Reduction Behaviour
- Conversation Time: Exploring predictors of receptiveness to a discussion about physical activity and cancer prevention
- Computer Says No: Harnessing the gaming community to promote health messages for cancer prevention
- Development of a school and family-based nutrition intervention for cancer prevention in areas of high social deprivation (CookKit - Cooking Kit for Kids)
- Exercising with a stoma
- Shape Up following cancer treatment
- INNERSELFIE: Can we use immersive virtual reality to engage adolescents in cancer preventive behaviour
- Intervening to reduce cancer risk - a pilot study (INTERCEPT)
- English Longitudinal Study of Ageing - Cancer (ELSA-C)