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Claire Foster

Claire Foster

Professor of Psychosocial Oncology and Director of the Macmillan Survivorship Research Group







Claire Foster is Professor of Psychosocial Oncology and Director of the Macmillan Survivorship Research Group, University of Southampton, UK. Her research programme focuses on advancing understanding of the health outcomes and experiences of people diagnosed with cancer and self-management support. This includes large prospective UK wide cohort studies [CREW; HORIZONS; Movember Global Registry] including collection of clinical and patient reported data to understand the consequences of cancer from diagnosis and over time, how this can impact on people’s daily lives, and identifying areas for intervention. Claire’s research team has developed and tested web-based resources to support self-management of fatigue following cancer treatment [RESTORE] and decision aids to support younger women with breast cancer facing decisions about surgery and genetic testing [Breast Cancer Choices]. Her research team is leading the evaluation of practice-based transformation projects to improve access to nursing and self-management support from the point of cancer diagnosis and following treatment in primary and secondary care.

Academic and Research Interests

  • Cancer survivorship
  • Self-management and self-management support
  • Health psychology
  • Cancer genetics
  • Prospective cohorts
  • Qualititative research
  • Patient and public engagement
  • Complex interventions
  • Digital interventions



Contact Information and Social Media

  • Email:
  • Phone number: +44 (0)23 8059 6885
  • Twitter: @ClaireFosterW


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