Dr Simon Pini
- Position: Research Fellow
- Areas of expertise: Psychology, Qualitative methods; Psychosocial oncology; Teenage and young adult oncology; Questionnaire development
- Email: S.Pini@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 206 7628
- Location: Room 1039 Worsley Building
I am currently a Research Fellow in the Academic Unit of Palliative Care working on a project to improve the timing and quality of referrals into palliative care services for patients with advanced cancer. Prior to this I worked for 10 years in the Patient-Centred Outcomes Research Group at St. James's Hospital, where I had several Research Fellow and Research Assitant roles on various projects. The majority of these roles involved working with oncology patients and professionals to improve aspects of oncology care including; enhanced symptom reporting, questionnaire development for chronic cancer, and expressive writing for patients following mastectomy.
I have a long-term and ongoing interest in teenage and young adult oncology. I worked for five years as a Specialist Learning Mentor with the Teenage and Young Adult Support Service in Leeds. Following on from this I completed a PhD looking at the education engagement and wellbeing of teenagers with cancer. I have also had a Research Fellow post working on a European network of studies aiming to benchmark care for this population across Europe.
I am primarily a qualitative researcher and favour using interview based research to assess experiences of healthcare. I have expertise in using alternative interview methods, such as photo-elicitation interviewing.
- PhD - Psychology
- MSc - Appplied psychology
- BSc - Human psychology
I am presently a tutor for the Individuals and Populations course for first-year medical students and give some lectures/seminars in qualitative research methods. I co-supervise two PhD students and one DClin student. I also supervise several ESREP students.
Research groups and institutes
- St Gemma's Academic Unit of Palliative Care
- Leeds Institute of Health Sciences