Staff

Nazanin Derakhshan – Professor of Experimental Psychopathology and Founder of the BRiC Centre (Birkbeck Centre for Building Resilience in Breast Cancer)
ubjtd28 at mail.bbk.ac.uk
@ProfNDerakshan (twitter)
Prof Derakshan’s research focuses on understanding the neurocognitive mechanisms behind anxiety and depressive vulnerability and targeting those mechanisms to build resilience and longer term psychological well-being using cognitive interventions

Beth Grunfeld – Professor of Health Psychology
e.grunfeld at bbk.ac.uk
Prof Grunfeld’s research focuses on determinants of psychosocial outcomes following diagnosis and treatment (mainly among patients with benign and non-benign lesions) and on the development of interventions to support patients.

Anne Miles – Reader in Health Psychology
ae.miles at bbk.ac.uk
Dr Miles research  focuses on patient preferences for, and psychological consequences of, different diagnostic and treatment pathways, as well as public awareness of risk factors for cancer.

Post-docs

Dr Gemma Hutton: Dr Hutton has particular interests in health psychology, women’s health, social support and relationships, and the experience of depression and anxiety within a physical health context.

Doctoral researchers

Syreen Hassan: Enhancing understanding of the likelihood and consequences of peripheral neuropathy following adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer.
Supervisors: Dr Anne Miles and Dr Melanie Morris (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Claudia Redeker: The psychological impact of living with a stoma. Supervisors: Dr Anne Miles and Professor Beth Grunfeld

Theodore Veniamin: Psychological Factors impacting on work in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
Supervisors: Dr Anne Miles and Professor Beth Grunfeld

Rosemary McCracken: A longitudinal exploration of the lived experience of male breast cancer.
Supervisors: Dr Virge Eatough and Professor Beth Grunfeld

Jessica Eleanor Swainston: Neurocognitive mechanisms and interventions targeting emotional vulnerability and building resilience in breast cancer
Supervisors: Prof Nazanin Derakhshan and Prof Johnathan Smith

Bethany Chapman: Efficacy of neurocognitive training as an intervention targeting workability in breast cancer
Supervisors: Professor Naz Derakhshan and Professor Beth Grunfeld

Sibel Meral: Exploring the psychological consequences of diagnostic delay: A qualitative analysis. Supervisors: Dr Anne Miles and Dr Virginia Eatough