Dr Anne-Sophie Emma Darlington MA, PhD
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Dr Anne-Sophie Emma Darlington is an Associate Professor within Health Sciences at the University of Southampton.
My research focuses on improving quality of life for children and young people with a chronic or life-limiting illness and their families.
Anne-Sophie Darlington is an Associate Professor in Health Psychology in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Anne-Sophie has a track record in research on Quality of Life in patients with chronic conditions, including children and adolescents. She has been the principle investigator on a number of studies focusing on determinants of quality of life, such as coping, and interventions for patients and families to improve quality of life. More recently her research has focused on quality of life in Teenagers and Young Adults with cancer, as well as Paediatric Palliative Care. She has published widely on these topics and has strong links with clinical colleagues, as well as strong national and international networks.
Anne-Sophie obtained her Master’s degree in Psychology, specialising in Developmental Psychology, from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. She went on to obtain her PhD from the University of Durham in Health Psychology. She spent several years as a postdoctoral researcher, at the University of Exeter, the University of Sheffield and the University of Durham. She spent seven years working in the Department of Medical Psychology at the Erasmus Medical Centre, which is the largest research hospital in the Netherlands. Here her research focused on Quality of Life and Coping, first as a senior researcher and later as a lecturer. After moving back to the UK she has worked in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton as well as the University of Oxford.
She is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Group