First Supervisor: Dr Martin Dempster
Second Supervisor: Dr Michael Donnelly
PhD Title: Development of an intervention to reduce psychological distress in upper GI cancer patients and family carers
Summary of Project: My PhD aims to develop a theoretically driven psychological intervention for oesophageal and gastric cancer patients and their carers to reduce depression and anxiety. The intervention will be based on Leventhal's Common-Sense Model (1980), a self-regulatory model with a focus on illness perceptions.
Development of the intervention will follow best practice as outlined by the Medical Research Council Guidelines (2006) and encompass both development and piloting/feasibility processes.
Research Cluster: Social Issues
Psycho-oncology; cancer survivorship issues; adjustment to chronic illness; illness perceptions; coping; behaviour change interventions; applied health psychology
European Health Psychology Society Conference 2012
Northern Ireland British Psychological Society Annual Conference 2013
Psychology, Health and Medicine BPS/PSI Joint Annual Conference 2013
Northern Ireland British Psychological Society Annual Conference 2012
Queen's University Belfast Psychology Postgraduate Conference 2012
Academia.edu profile - http://qub.academia.edu/LisaGraham
PSYPAG Northern Ireland Representative - http://www.psypag.co.uk
NIBPS Postgraduate Representative and Assistant-Secretary - http://ni.bps.org.uk