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Doctor Nicole Collaço

Dr Nicole Collaço

Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Cancer survivorship and self-management following treatment
  • Psychosocial impact of cancer
  • Couple focused health research

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About

Nicole Collaço is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Psychosocial Research in Cancer (CentRIC+). 

Nicole is delivering on a range of projects for national and international organisations including the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), Wessex Cancer Alliance, and Macmillan Cancer Support. Nicole is coordinating health-related quality of life questionnaire projects which involve the development of measures to assess health-related quality of life for people with cancer. Nicole is also a member of the evaluations programme for CentRIC+, which is delivering a suite of evaluations on personalised care service innovations.

Nicole has previously worked on a variety of studies including a large multicentre prospective cohort study that explored recovery of health and wellbeing in people diagnosed with cancer (HORIZONS); a survey study that assessed the needs of children and young people with a serious condition and their parents during COVID-19 (SHARE study), a study that developed a nutritional awareness tool for use in remote pediatric consultations (Pedi-R-MAPP), and qualitative projects focused on supporting men with prostate cancer (Life After Prostate Cancer Diagnosis study).

 

ACTIVE PROJECTS:

Building a value-based healthcare research ecosystem for Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) with Cancer: STRONG-AYA 
Funder: European Union (EU) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
Researchers: Professor Anne-Sophie Darlington, Dr Nicole Collaço, Dr Samantha Sodergren, Dr Katherine Hunt, Dr Richard Wagland

 

Update of the EORTC QLQ-PAN26 questionnaire for the assessment of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma
Researchers: Professor Anne-Sophie Darlington, Dr Samantha Sodergren, Dr Nicole Collaço
Sponsor: EORTC - European Organisation for Research & Treatment of Cancer

 

Development of an EORTC Health-related Quality of Life Questionnaire for Children with Cancer
Researchers: Professor Anne-Sophie Darlington, Dr Samantha Sodergren, Dr Nicole Collaço
Sponsor: EORTC - European Organisation for Research & Treatment of Cancer

 

COMPLETED PROJECTS:
PRosPer (Pre/Rehabilitation and Personalised Care): Evaluation of an AHP education intervention 
Researchers: Dr David Wright, Dr Nicole Collaço
Funder: Macmillan Cancer Support

 

How relevant is the Patient Activation Measure in supporting personalised care for people diagnosed with cancer? 
Researchers: Dr David Wright, Dr Nicole Collaço, Dr Amanda Cummings, Professor Claire Foster
Funder: NHS England

 

Pedi-R-MAPP: The development of a nutritional awareness tool for use in remote paediatric consultations using a modified Delphi consensus
Researchers: Dr Luise Marino, Dr Nicole Collaço,Professor Anne-Sophie Darlington
Funder: Abbott Laboratories

 

How to Support children/young people with serious conditions and their parents during the COVID-19 outbreak?: understanding experiences, information and support needs, and decision-making – the SHARE study 
Researchers: Professor Anne-Sophie Darlington, Dr Nicole Collaço
Funder: Southampton Coronavirus Response Fund


HORIZONS cohort study: understanding, characterising and explaining how people connect with and mobilise supportive services and resources to help them to self-manage the consequences of cancer and its treatment 
Researchers: Dr Jane Frankland, Dr Nicole Collaço
Funder: Macmillan Cancer Support