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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.

The Group hosts the Centre for Psychosocial Research in Cancer: CentRIC+ (led by 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 and life-limiting illness, their families, communities and the health care professionals who support them by:

Cancer Survivorship and End of Life Care
Cancer and Life Limiting Conditions
  • 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 and life-limiting conditions
  • Developing and testing new approaches to engaging with and supporting people involved in complex decision making
  • Advancing understanding of patient outcomes and experiences by exploiting large datasets
  • Characterising factors that impact on quality of care and choices for those in the last year of life
  • Advancing understanding of the best ways to increase rates of organ and tissue donation and supporting family decision making


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
Victoria Bolton Research Fellow
Lucy Brindle Associate Professor in Early Diagnosis Research
Lynn Calman Associate Professor
Natasha Campling Senior Research Fellow
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 Senior Research Assistant
Sue Duke Associate Professor
Claire Foster Professor of Psychosocial Oncology, Centre for Psychosocial Research in Cancer: CentRIC+, Cancer and Life Limiting Conditions Research Group co-lead
Rebecca Foster Research Fellow
Jane Frankland Senior Research Fellow
Chloe Grimmett Senior Research Fellow
Katherine Hunt Senior Research Fellow
Elaine Lennan Consultant Nurse
Kate Lippiett Research Fellow
Tracy Long-Sutehall Associate Professor
Rose Maunsell Senior Research Assistant
Kate Morton Senior Research Fellow
Emma Murphy Research Fellow
Michelle Myall Senior Research Fellow
Eloise Radcliffe Research Fellow
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 Research Fellow


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