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Chronic Illness and Palliative Care



Dr Mc Sorley’s research mainly focuses on men with prostate cancer. Specifically measuring quality of life, coping and the side-effects of cancer treatment.  She has experience in a wide range of methodologies both quantitative e.g. latent growth modelling) and qualitative (in-depth interviews and focus groups).

She teaches into three modules in the third year undergraduate programme and is assistant module co-ordinator for Evidence based practice 3. In addition she contributes to the post graduate specialist practice programme in cancer care.

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Open to MSc.PhD opportunities in the field of

  • Coping with side-effects of cancer treatment (focus on radiotherapy)
  • Psycho-social aspects of living with cancer

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School of Nursing and Midwifery

Oonagh McSorley

Dr Mc Sorley is a Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. 




Research students

MSc title: Exploring the Return to Work Experience in Breast Cancer Survivors and The Implication for Oncology Nursing Practice

Name: Laila Dad Kareem Rahmat Al Balushi  
Years of Study: 2018-2019
Country: Oman

MSc title: The role of the nurse in developing Cancer Palliative Care Services.

Name: Kawthar Al Jabri
Years of Study: 2018-2019
Country: Oman

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