Charlene Treanor

    Charlene Treanor

    Research Fellow

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    Research Statement

    I graduated from Queen's University Belfast in 2009 with a BSc Psychology (First Class Honours), and later in 2013 with a PhD awarded by the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences. My thesis was entitled 'The health status and health service utilisation of cancer survivors with late effects' undertaken at the Centre for Public Health. This project using mixed methods to understand the health status, unmet needs and pattern of health service use by individuals affected by cancer who self-identified as experiencing long-lasting effects as a result of cancer and its treatment.

    Building upon my PhD, I was awarded a Health and Social Care Research and Development Office (HSC R&D) Fellowship to undertake training and a Cochrane review entitled 'Non-pharmacological interventions for cognitive impairment due to systemic cancer treatment'. This work led onto securing an Enabling Research Award from the HSC R&D Office to work alongside stakeholders, patients, carers and clinicians to develop and test the feasibility of an intervention targeting cancer-related cognitive changes. 

    Currently, I am working on the MONARCH study funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme which is exploring home monitoring for patients with age-related macular degeneration. My role is to undertake a qualitative study to assess the acceptability of monitoring of eye changes at home by patients and their caregivers, as well as, leading Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) throughout the study. I am also working on the qualitative evaluation of the CHALLENGE UK trial funded by Cancer Research UK. This trial forms part of an international randomised control trial evaluating exercise following treatment for colon cancer on three-year disease-free survival.  Other notable current projects include: i) Cochrane review of psychosocial interventions for informal cancer caregivers and, ii) Methods of inspection in the regulation of health and social care alongside the NI Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA).  

    Research Interests

    Quality of life of individuals living with long-term conditions, particularly, individuals affected by the long-term effects of cancer

    Finding the best ways to support people living with long-term conditions and their informal caregivers

    Teaching

    I have experience teaching the following topics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as, assessment in the form of group presentations, exam papers and reflective assignments.

    Undergraduate medicine

    • Qualitative research methods
    • Biopsychosocial model
    • Psychology of pain
    • Intervention studies

    Master's of Public Health

    • Qualitative research data collection and analysis
    • Accessing and using health services
    • Psychology of decision-making
    • Developing and using questionnaires 

     

    Other

    Leadership

    • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (February 2018)
    • Member of the Faculty of Medicine, Life and Health Sciences Post-doctoral Society Committee (Sept 2015-)
    • Co-Secretary of the Faculty of Medicine, Life and Health Sciences Post-doctoral Society Committee (Sept 2017-Aug 2018)
    • COnsensus-based Standards for health Measurement Instruments (COSMIN) Delphi study
    Membership
    • Behavioural and Social Science Teaching in Medicine (BeSST) Network (January 2018-)
    • Health Psychology in Public Health Network (December 2017-)
    • Women's Early Career Academic Network (September 2015-)
     

     

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