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Diagnosis and recovery

28 November 2019

Woman with hands to mouth

Applications are now open for collaborative PhD study with Cardiff University and Tenovus Cancer Care, Wales’ leading cancer charity.

Facilitated by Cardiff Business School and funded by Tenovus Cancer Care, the successful candidate will focus on understanding the socio-economic outcomes of individuals who experience cancer in the UK.

Under the supervision of Melanie Jones, Professor of Economics at Cardiff Business School, they will examine core aspects of diagnoses on an individual’s quality of life, including work and income, and wellbeing.

Professor Jones, said: “The project will involve using rich longitudinal data which tracks individuals over time, including through the diagnosis of and recovery from cancer...”

“By exploring how aspects of employment, financial circumstances and subjective-wellbeing change at these points it will be possible to establish the socio-economic impact of cancer, which is critical in developing policy and practice to support those most affected and in the areas where support is needed most.”

Professor Melanie Jones Professor of Economics

A major gap

This project will provide a statistical profile which quantifies the impact of cancer in the UK and, in doing so, address a major gap in the evidence aligned to the strategic aim of Tenovus, to conduct and fund research to improve cancer experience.

Due to the collaborative nature of the PhD, the successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to disseminate the findings from their research to Tenovus.

As Tenovus Cancer Care supports cancer patients and their loved ones in the heart of the community, they will also receive training in external engagement and developing impact from their research.

Find out more about this exciting postgraduate research opportunity.

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As a PhD student you will be fully integrated in to the School’s research and academic community.