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Professor Dame Lesley Fallowfield

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Professor Dame Lesley Fallowfield (FMedSci, DPhil, BSc)

Professor of Psycho Oncology
E: L.J.Fallowfield@sussex.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)1273 873015
Location: Sussex Health Outcomes Research & Education in Cancer (SHORE-C), Room 1, University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9RX

DA: Mrs Tracy Woodcock
E: T.D.Woodcock@sussex.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)1273 873019

Areas of expertise: Psychosocial oncology; quality of life assessment; clinical trials; communication skills for healthcare professionals in cancer
Research areas: Psychosocial oncology; quality of life assessment; clinical trials; communication skills for healthcare professionals in cancer

Biography

Professor Dame Lesley Fallowfield's research interests are wide and include the measurement of quality of life in clinical trials of cancer therapy and the training of communication skills for health care professionals in cancer. She has published over 360 papers, many book chapters and 3 text books. She lectures and runs training workshops throughout the world in psychosocial oncology, quality of life assessment and communication skills. In 2010 she was awarded the Pfizer/BOA Excellence in Oncology, Lifetime Achievement Award.

Research

Dame Lesley’s research interests include:

  1. Assessment of Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) in clinical trials of cancer therapy developing validated PROs and as the PI for numerous RCTs worldwide with quality of life sub-studies.
  2. Development and assessment of supportive interventions for symptoms & side-effects of cancer and its treatment.
  3. Communication-development & evaluation of innovative training courses and materials to assist healthcare professionals' communicating with patients, their families and with clinical colleagues.

Please visit the relevant sections of the SHORE-C website

Selected publications

A full list of more than 360 publications is available on request or viewed on the SHORE-C website