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Health Needs

Leading the way. Excellence in research 

The Health Needs Research Theme aims to advance understanding of how life limiting and life changing diseases impact on individuals, families and communities, leading to better care for people with cancer, life-limiting and long term conditions through improvements in patient and carer experiences and wellbeing across the lifespan.

Our three research groups focus on ageing and dementia (led by Jackie Bridges), cancer and life limiting conditions (led by Claire Foster and Anne-Sophie Darlington) and long-term conditions (led by Marie Carmen Portillo).

Ageing and Dementia Theme

Ageing and Dementia

Our research focuses on improving quality of life and care for older people with complex health conditions.

Cancer Survivorship & EoLC Theme

Cancer and life limiting conditions

Our research focuses on understanding and improving the lives of people affected by cancer (including those at increased risk), life-limiting conditions, and those at the end of life.


Implementation Research

Implementation research takes a systems approach to the design, development, evaluation and delivery of healthcare services

20 November 2017

Process of measuring quality of life

University Hospital Southampton is acting as one of 5 pilot sites t...

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13 November 2017

Bowel cancer patients without vital social...

Bowel cancer patients who lack a key type of social support are mor...

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