Professor Claire Foster PhD, MSc, BSc, CPsychol
Professor of Psychosocial Oncology, Director of Macmillan Survivorship Research Group
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Professor Claire Foster is Director of the Macmillan Survivorship Research Group and lead of Cancer Survivorship and End of Life Care Research Theme in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton. Claire’s research focusses on understanding the impact of cancer and its treatment on everyday lives and how equipped people feel to manage this. She is developing and testing a number of interventions, including web-based resources, to support people to self-manage cancer related problems and make difficult decisions regarding treatment and genetic testing.
I am passionate about understanding how people are affected by cancer and its treatment and developing resources to support them to make difficult decisions and manage problems for themselves.
The Macmillan Survivorship Research Group [MSRG] programme focuses on supporting people affected by cancer, including understanding patterns of recovery following cancer treatment, supporting self-management of cancer related problems following cancer treatment and supporting people with a family history of breast/ovarian cancer.
The Macmillan funded MSRG research programme is designed to inform the development of more efficient and effective services to support survivors and enhance their return to fulfilling lives.
Claire is a member of the NCRI Psychosocial Oncology Clinical Studies Group. Claire is a member of France's Institut National du Cancer, Evaluation Committee for Early Breast Cancer.