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  4. “A totally different outlook on my life”. Post-traumatic growth after cancer and the Life after Head and Neck Cancer study

Feb

24

Monday

“A totally different outlook on my life”. Post-traumatic growth after cancer and the Life after Head and Neck Cancer study

12.30pm

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Unfortunately this event has had to be cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

The Centre for Language and Communication Science Research at the School of Health Science, City, University of London welcomes you to our next research seminar.

Fiona Menger is a qualified speech and language therapist who worked within the NHS for 14 years before moving to Newcastle University to complete a Stroke Association funded PhD on digital inclusion of people with aphasia. Fiona is currently working part-time as a Lecturer in Speech and Language Sciences at Newcastle University. Her post-doctoral research work on post-traumatic growth and head and neck cancer is also at Newcastle, based in the university’s Centre for Cancer Research.

Fiona’s seminar will describe how a growing number of studies have examined the phenomenon of post-traumatic growth (PTG) after cancer, a term used to describe aspects of positive psychological change following a traumatic experience. She will detail key areas of importance for a research agenda on PTG for cancer research, including factors that may influence growth and how we can better understand the potential benefits. The seminar will describe work in progress, including a scoping review on the current qualitative literature and the Life after Head and Neck Cancer project. Fiona will present some early data from the study, describing participant demographics and evidence for PTG from qualitative interviews with survivors of head and neck cancer from the North East of England.

Presenter: Fiona Menger, PhD.
Speech and Languag Sciences and the Centre for Cancer Research, Newcastle University.

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12.30pm - 2.00pmMonday 24th February 2020