The University of Westminster has been featured in a number of specialist medical news outlets with a study helping cancer survivors cope in the aftermath of treatment, thanks to the contribution of Damien Ridge, Professor of Health Studies and Head of Psychology at the University.

The goal of the new £2.5 million project is to design and test a new kind of talking therapy for patients. Professor Ridge will co-lead on research designed to shape the randomised control trial, including looking at how to make the talking therapy approach more useful to a culturally diverse population; determining details of the talking therapy approach taken in the trial, and optimising the talking therapy approach for the NHS following the trial.

The 5-year project, which has been supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), is to be carried out by a consortium of researchers including the University of Westminster, Queen Mary University of London, Barts Health NHS Trust, King's College London and others.

The Nursing Times, Medical Health News, Medical Xpress, Dotemirates.com, News Medical Australia, AlphaGalileo all featured the project in their online versions.

Read a news article about the project on the University’s website.

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