Section of Patient Centred Outcomes Research

Led by Professor Galina Velikova

Our section focuses its research in several areas, with the common aim of using Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS) to improve quality of life and patient-centred care. 

Research Areas

Our section brings together investigators with interests in three main areas:

The Patient Reported Outcomes Group (POG), led by Galina Velikova, undertakes applied research aimed at improving cancer patients' quality of life. The group focuses on the development and assessment of online PROMS systems to allow patients to self-report adverse events and symptoms where data is available in electronic patient records to assist patient care.   

The Psychosocial Research Group (PSRG), led by Penny Wright, is involved with a number of projects linking Patient Reported Outcome data with routinely collected clinical data from cancer registries and electronic patient records. Penny is interested in the social impact of illness and how to measure this using Patient Reported Outcomes. This includes assessment of the quality of life of carers of people living with dementia.

The Teenagers and Young Adults Group (TYA), led by Daniel Stark, carries out health services research focusing on the application of clinical informatics to the challenges of cancer in teenagers and young adults and survivorship. Dan also has interests and active research studies including research grants in the provision of care for people with cancer and mental health problems, teenagers and young adults with cancer, clinical trials that integrate patient-reported outcomes measures and the biology of germ cell tumours.

Details of individual research projects can be viewed on our website