Developing patient and public involvement (PPI) in mesothelioma research
Dr Anne Arber
Visiting Reader in Cancer and Palliative Care
I have a clinical and research background in supportive cancer care. My background is in social science research focusing on supportive care for patients with cancer and their carers; including symptom support using e-health, patient and public involvement, communicating significant news in cancer and palliative care. I'm an Honorary Faculty Member for the European School of Oncology and a trainer for Advanced Communication Skills.
I'm a very experienced PhD supervisor and have successfully supervised many PhD students including international students. I have examined many doctoral theses as an external examiner. In the past I was awarded the Vice-Chancellors Award for Post Graduate Research Supervisor of the Year in recognition of creating the most supportive, stimulating and inspirational research environment. I combine research and teaching as integral parts of my role within the university. Recently, I became an Editorial Board Member for BMC Health Services Research.
I have research expertise in many qualitative research methods including grounded theory, ethnography and narrative research as well as mixed methods research. I have published widely in the field of cancer and palliative care in high impact journals.