Mark Dornan

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Research Statement

My research interests explore the topic of cancer survivorship and living well with and beyond cancer. My research centres around the psychosocial changes and challenges for both those living beyond cancer treatment and their family members. This includes exploring how cancer impacts a person’s well-being, occupation, social dynamics and also the impact on their spouse/partner, child, parent or sibling. My aim is to identify and design supportive measure across the cancer trajectory and with a broad range of stakeholders.  

Alongside this, my work focuses on commensality, a concept that extends beyond the physical act of eating to encompass the broader sociological implications of shared meals. This exploration highlights the importance of positive social interactions derived through dining experiences in diverse settings. I am committed to advancing research on inclusive eating environments, particularly within the hospitality and healthcare sectors, with the aim of promoting social cohesion and well-being. 

I am keen to support and collaborate research within the areas of commensality and cancer survivorship. Additionally, I welcome collaborations in qualitative methodology, health and intervention theory, and the sociology of health. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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