Dr Kate Absolom
Kate is a University Academic Fellow interested in the quality of life implications of cancer, particularly the collection and utilisation of patient-reported data. Since joining the Section of Patient Centred Outcomes Research (PCOR) in Leeds in 2008 Kate has delivered projects investigating the management of emotional distress during cancer and doctor-patient communication in oncology consultations. More recently she has been involved with the development and evaluation of online technology for capturing cancer patients' self-reported symptom data for use in routine clinical practice.
Previously Kate held a postdoctoral position with the Late Effects Group, Sheffield where she contributed to a number of studies focussed on the impact of cancer on the lives of younger adults. Kate studied psychology at Lancaster University and completed a PhD at the University of Sheffield in 2005. Her doctoral research, funded by Cancer Research UK, explored models of follow-up care for people treated for cancer in childhood.
- PhD Follow-up care for survivors of childhood cancer, University of Sheffield, 2006
- BSc (Hons) Psychology, Lancaster University 2000
- Chair Elect - British Psychosocial Oncology Society (BPOS).
- Co-Chair - Quality of Life in Clinical Practice Special Interest Group International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL)
- Chatered Member - British Psychological Society
Kate is a tutor for the MBChB Year 1 Individuals and Populations course and is also a personal tutor for students on the MBChB and Health Informatics MSc.
Research groups and institutes
- Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's
- Leeds Institute of Health Sciences