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Health Sciences
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Email:
R.M.Foster@soton.ac.uk

Dr Rebecca Foster BPharm, PhD

Research Fellow

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Rebecca Foster is a Research Fellow within Health Sciences, University of Southampton. Her research interests include cancer survivorship, supportive cancer care and self management in long term conditions. She is currently working on an evaluation of a new approach to follow up care in prostate cancer. Other recent studies include a longitudinal observational study of cancer survivors following surgical treatment for lung cancer. Rebecca also has an interest in interprofessional education.

I am interested in how we can gather information from people who use health services and, by analysing that information, understand how care processes can be improved.

Research into supportive cancer care
Research into the careers of health and social care graduates
Research into inter-professional education (IPE) and how IPE interventions can best be evaluated

 

Research interests

Longitudinal research studying the careers of health and social care professionals who graduated from the Universities of Southampton and Portsmouth in 2008

Research into attrition from health and social care professions

Longitudinal research into the effects of a programme of interprofessional education on health and social care undergraduates from the Universities of Southampton and Portsmouth

Research group

Complex Healthcare Processes

Research project(s)

Development, implementation and evaluation of the True NTH Supported Self Management and Follow Up Care Programme

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer amongst men in the UK, with over 40,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Survival rates for prostate cancer are high. Men who have completed treatment for prostate cancer will typically attend regular, face-to-face reviews in the hospital clinic for up to 10 years. There is a need for alternative models of follow- up care: prostate cancer services are under increasing pressure due to numbers of men and a shortage of specialist nursing staff, and men report high levels of continuing unmet need in relation to their prostate cancer.

The Careers Project

This longitudinal research project is studying the careers of health and social care professionals who graduated from the Universities of Southampton and Portsmouth in 2008

Dr Rebecca Foster
University of Southampton Health Sciences Building 67 Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 67/4053/M54

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