PhD Studentship Grant – Psychological Effects in Head and Neck Surgery

Grant Type PhD Studentship
Research Title Psychological and Cultural Predictors of Treatment Outcome and Quality of Life in Cancer Patients
Grant Awarded To F.S. Shiraz
Department Centre for Psychiatry
Institution Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine
Grant Start Date 01/08/2010
Grant Duration 36 months
Total Amount Awarded £61,396
Abstract This PhD studentship will consist of a cross-sectional and short term follow up study of individuals undergoing head and neck surgery as a result of a) cancer (particularly head and neck cancer), (b) trauma related to violence, (c) trauma unrelated to violence. This PhD focuses on the effect of spouse/family response and past history of depression / anxiety on treatment outcome.