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Centre for psychosocial Research in Cancer: CentRIC+

Our research focuses on understanding and improving the lives of people affected by cancer, including those at increased risk.

CentRIC+ is led by Prof. Claire Foster. Our research includes exploratory and definitive trials, large prospective cohorts, qualitative research, developing and applying novel methods of analysis to large datasets.


Our research is making a positive difference to people affected by cancer, their families, communities and the health care professionals who support them by:

Cancer Survivorship and End of Life Care
  • Advancing understanding of the nature and complexity of recovery in those who have cancer through large prospective cohort studies.
  • Developing and testing new forms of self-management support for people affected by cancer.
  • Developing and testing new approaches to supporting people involved in complex decision making.
  • Advancing understanding of patient outcomes and experiences by developing measures and tools and exploiting large datasets.
  • Developing and testing education resources for health care professionals.
  • Evaluating evidence based service transformation.


Macmillan Survivorship Research Group


Improving understanding of the impact of cancer on everyday lives and supporting people to live well and manage the consequences to improve health and wellbeing

TrueNTH Prostate Cancer UK


TrueNTH partnership programmes

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European Organisation of Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Quality of Life research in Southampton

Staff Member Primary Position
Lucy Brindle Associate Professor in Early Diagnosis Research
Lynn Calman Associate Professor
Natasha Campling Senior Research Fellow
Daren Chircop PhD Student
Nicole Collaco Research Fellow
Amanda Cummings Senior Research Assistant
Anne-Sophie Darlington Professor of Child and Family Psychological Health, Cancer and Life Limiting Conditions Research Group co-lead
Amy Din PhD Student
Claire Foster Professor of Psychosocial Oncology, Director of Centre for Psychosocial Research in Cancer: CentRIC+
Rebecca Foster Research Fellow
Jane Frankland Senior Research Fellow
Chloe Grimmett Visiting Fellow
Kelly Kohut PhD Student
Kate Lippiett Senior Research Fellow
Kate Morton Senior Research Fellow
Kathryn Myhill PhD Student
Ruth Reeve PhD Student
Alison Richardson Clinical Professor in Cancer Nursing and End of Life Care, ARC
Sam Sodergren Research Fellow Patient Reported Outcome Assessment, Study Co-ordinator for the development of EORTC Quality of Life Modules
Sophia Taylor Senior Research Assistant
Kay Townsend Lecturer in Cancer Care
Josh Turner Visiting Fellow
Richard Wagland Senior Research Fellow
Sally Wheelwright Visiting Fellow
David Wright Senior Research Fellow


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