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Chronic Illness and Palliative Care



Dr Santin's research is focused on all aspects of the cancer trajectory, from pre malignant, through malignant and end of life care and incorporating the increasingly important component of cancer survivorship.

It not only aims to understand how we can improve cancer services but also how we can help cancer patients and their families to manage and adapt their behavior to promote quality and sustained survival and the prevention of cancer recurrence.

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

  • Psycho-oncology

  • Development of supportive and psychological supports for patients and carers

  • Understanding the health and social care needs of minority groups

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School of Nursing and Midwifery

Dr Olinda Santin


Dr Santin is a lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen's. 





Research students

PhD Title: The development of a psychosocial intervention to support cancer caregivers

Name: Emily Moffat
Years of Study: 4
Country: Northern Ireland

PhD Title: Breast health awareness in an Arabic Culture : A qualitative exploration

Name: Norah Abdullah Madkhali
Years of Study: 4
Country: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

PhD Title: The impact of Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS).

Name: Blain Murphy
Years of Study: 3
Country: Northern Ireland

PhD Title: Understanding the impact of childhood hematological conditions in Angola

Name: Joao Camanda
Years of Study: 2
Country: Angola

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