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

Nov

23

Monday

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

12.30pm

Seminars

Public

This event will take place online via Zoom

The Centre for Language and Communication Science Research at the School of Health Science, City, University of London invites you to join them for a Research Seminar.

Fiona MengerPresenter: Dr Fiona Menger, Speech and Language Sciences, Newcastle University.

Fiona Menger is a 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 was recently appointed to a permanent Lectureship in Speech and Language Sciences at Newcastle University.

Her post-doctoral research work on post-traumatic growth and head and neck cancer was 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 also present initial findings from the Life after Head and Neck Cancer project, a qualitative study aiming to identify pathways to PTG for survivors of head and neck cancer.

We invite you to bring your own lunch and refreshments to the seminar 🙂

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When and where

12.30pm - 1.30pmMonday 23rd November 2020