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Mrs Stephanie Hughes 

Senior Research Assistant & Postgraduate Student

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Miss Stephanie Hughes is Senior Research Assistant and Postgraduate student within Medicine at the University of Southampton.

BSc Psychology, Kingston University, 2007.

MSc Health Psychology, University of Sussex, 2009.

Stephanie works across two trials in Primary Care and Population Sciences; ACTIB (Assessing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Irritable Bowel) and PROACTIVE (Prostate cancer support intervention for active surveillance). Stephanie developed the web-based aspect of both of these trials using the platform LifeGuide. She currently runs both trials as part of a team, and manages the websites.

Related to the PROACTIVE study, Stephanie is currently completing a PhD with the title ‘Exploring significant other experiences of undergoing active surveillance for prostate cancer’.




Research interests

Stephanie’s PhD, ‘Exploring significant other experiences of undergoing active surveillance for prostate cancer’, involves qualitative interviews with the PROACTIVE participants and their significant others. The project will address the following key questions:

  • How do the responses of significant others influence patient anxiety, acceptance and treatment decisions?
  • Do the responses of significant others influence the patient’s decision to opt for radical surgery with no clinical reason?
  • Does something need to be done to help significant others’ understand active surveillance?

Research group

Primary Care & Population Sciences Academic Units

Research project(s)

Assessing Cognitive behavioural Therapy in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (ACTIB)

PROstate ACTIVE Surveillance support


Mrs Stephanie Hughes
Primary Care and Population Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
Aldermoor Health Centre
Aldermoor Close
SO16 5ST

T: 023 8059 1787

Room Number:9590 AHC/143/S2

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