EGA Institute for Women's Health


Novel Interventions

We have developed and tested a number of interventions to improve quality of life outcomes for women diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer including a randomised-controlled trial of individualised versus conventional medical follow up of women after primary treatment for ovarian cancer, and a healthy eating and physical activity programme for survivors of endometrial cancer.

A unique strand of our intervention work is an international cross-disciplinary project in the emerging field of critical heritage studies and specifically heritage and wellbeing. Our work ‘Relations with objects’ investigates the psychotherapeutic mechanisms of heritage object handling with cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment. It is the first longitudinal study in this field, and we are interested to find out if the intervention enhances wellbeing in terms of self-mastery and resilience along the treatment trajectory.