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Feb 2018 - Jan 2022

The Psychosocial Cancer Evaluation Toolkit: developing a tailored evaluation protocol and research outcome database for the evaluation of cancer support and prevention initiatives.


Zoe Cooke



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Dr Ceri Phelps

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Cancer Control, survivorship and outcomes research

This PhD is part funded through the Knowledge and Economy Skills Scholarship 2 Programme which you can find out more about here

The overall aim of this PhD studentship is firstly to identify, quantify and map core evaluation outcomes for psychosocial cancer initiatives and secondly, to develop and evaluate the utility of a bespoke computer database offering a user-friendly interface that does not require specialist knowledge or skills to navigate. Accordingly, the specific research question being addressed through this project is:

How can the team best produce a user-friendly outcomes database that will enable Tenovus Cancer Care and other organisations to rigorously evaluate the relative effectiveness and potential sustainability of psychosocial cancer support and prevention initiatives designed to improve the care of people affected by cancer across Wales?

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