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Chronic Illness and Palliative Care



Dr Prue's research focusses on cancer prevention, survival and reduction of cancer-related symptoms.  Her work explores the impact of exercise on cancer survival and symptom reduction and she is the Northern Ireland lead for amn International study on exercise and survival in prostate cancer.

She is interested in cancer-related fatigue, and is involved in a trial investigating fatigue and chemokines during stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy for prostate cancer. Linked to her cancer prevention work, she has an interest in HPV-related cancers, and HPV vaccination.

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Dr Prue is open to PhD applications in the fields of:

  • Supportive and palliative care, with a particular interest in exercise

  • Exercise training in ovarian cancer

  • Pre-habilitation in lung cancer

  • Exercise to enhance the effectiveness of radiotherapy

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School of Nursing and Midwifery

Dr Gillian Prue

Dr Prue is a Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery








  • Profiled in Vol V DNA of Innovation, edition on Early Career Researchers
  • BMJ publication on HPV vaccination for boys, altmetric score of 192, accessed over 6000 times. Article featured in The Guardian, The Times and many others:
  • Interviewed on Radio 5 Live on HPV vaccination for boys
  • Interviewed on BBC Breakfast and was live on Good Morning Ulster for the launch of the GAP4 trial:
  • For International Men’s Health week 2017, I was again interviewed on Radio Ulster, promoting QUB activities.



Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Chronic Illness And Palliative Care Research Initiative

Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation

Institute of Health Sciences


Research students

PhD Title: The development of a psychosocial supportive intervention for family and friends in post-treatment cancer survivorship: a mixed methodology study

Name: Emily Moffatt
Years of Study: 2015 - 2018
Country: UK

PhD Title: Exploring the effectiveness of hospital connectivity using digital communication technology during disaster management among nurses in emergency departments in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: a mixed methods study

Name: Badryah Alshehri
Years of Study: 2015 - 2018
Country: Saudi Arabia

Alumni: where are they now?

Eimear Ruane-McAteer

PhD Title: An exploration of men’s experiences of favourable risk prostate cancer

Years of Study: 2015 - 2018
Country: UK
Current position: Post doctoral Research Assistant School of Nursing and Midwifery, QUB


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