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Research interests

  • Processes of symptom perception, symptom appraisal and help-seeking behaviour, especially for symptoms suggestive of cancer.
  • Model of Pathways to Treatment
  • Applying theoretical frameworks in order to develop and evaluate theory-based interventions to encourage appropriate and timely healthcare use.
  • Developing valid and reliable measurement tools for use in early detection research
  • Dental anxiety
  • Application of psychology to medicine and dentistry.

Research interests (short)

Health psychology; Early Diagnosis; Cancer; Symptom perception; Help-seeking behaviour; Psycho-Oncology; Dental Anxiety; Communication in clinical settings

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Investigations into delayed diagnosis of oral cancer, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2006

Master of Science, University of London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2002

Bachelor of Science, UCL University College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2001


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