- Behavioural science
- Developing and evaluating complex interventions
- Prehabilitation in cancer
- Maintenance of behaviour change
Chloe joined the Macmillan Survivorship Research Group (MSRG), now Centre for Psychosocial Research in Cancer: CentRIC, from University College London in 2012 where she now works as a Senior Research Fellow supporting CentRIC's programme of work, dedicated to understanding patterns of recovery after cancer diagnosis and treatment and supporting the self-management of cancer related problems.
Chloe holds an NIHR post-doctoral fellowship which aims to better understand the mechanisms that determine sustained habitual physical activity in people following a cancer diagnosis. She plans to use this to design an intervention to enable cancer survivors to be physical activity in the long term and that can be integrated into current health care and community services.
Chloe also has research interest in psychological and physical optimisation of patients prior to cancer surgery and is the lead behavioural scientist for the Wessex Fit for Cancer Surgery (WesFit) trial. This trial, funded by NHS England Transformation Funding in collaboration with the Wessex Cancer Alliance, explores the impact of physical and psychological prehabilitation prior to cancer surgery.
Chloe is also behavioural science lead for the SafeFit Trial : virtual clinics to deliver a multimodal intervention to improve psychological and physical well-being in people with cancer. Protocol of a COVID-19 targeted non-randomised phase III trial.
She is also Deputy Lead of the Wessex Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Non-digital support for maintaining physical activity in people with long-term conditions (Maintenance Of physical acTivity beHaviour (MOTH) Programme.
Chloe is also a member of the National Cancer Research Institute Clinical Acute Care and Toxicities Workstream, the NIHR Cancer and Nutrition Collaboration and the International Moving Through Cancer Taskforce.
Dr Chloe Grimmett is a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow for Macmillan Survivorship Research Group, Health Sciences. Chloe’s research interests include the development of interventions to support self-management following a cancer diagnosis. She has a particular interest in the role of physical activity as a component of prehabilitation as well as during recovery from cancer treatment.
I’ve seen the physical and mental health benefits people affected by cancer can experience by being physically active. I want to find the best way to support individuals to be active for the long term, preparing for treatment, aiding recovery and maximising their quality of life and wellbeing.