Dr Morven Brown
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- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 282 1344
- Address: Institute of Health & Society
Sir James Spence Institute
Royal Victoria Infirmary
Queen Victoria Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
I am a researcher and a Chartered Health Psychologist with a particular interest in improving the health of survivors of childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer.
2017 Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology (Stage 2 training)
2008 MSc Health Psychology (Stage 1 training - Distinction)
2005 BSc (Hons) Psychology (First class)
2000 M.A. Applied Social Sciences (management, economics, history, economic & social history)
Chartered member of the British Psychological Society, Division of Health Psychology (www.bps.org.uk)
Member of the Pan-European Network for Care of Survivors after Childhood and Adolescent Cancer (PanCare: http://www.pancare.eu/en/)
Associate member of the Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG: http://www.cclg.org.uk/)
Member of Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer (TYAC: http://www.tyac.org.uk)
Member of the Newcastle Health Psychology Group (http://research.ncl.ac.uk/healthpsychology/)
Main research interests
- Perceptions and experiences of health, illness and treatment
- Health behaviours and health behaviour change in cancer survivors
- The identification of psychological and behavioural factors which contribute to physical illness
- Qualitative methods
I have experience of qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods research and systematic reviews.
PanCareSurFup (PanCare Childhood and Adolescent Cancer Survivor Care and Follow-Up Studies)
Since 2012, I have been involved in this large European collaborative programme funded by the EU which is developing guidelines for the clinical practice and organisation of long-term follow-up care for survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer. I am a member of several working groups developing guidelines for transition, models of care and psychosocial health. I am also co-leader for the group developing health promotion guidelines.
Facilitators and barriers to self-management in childhood and adolescent cancer survivors
This project involves interviewing survivors to gain a greater understanding of their views of self-management, the different strategies they use and the difficulties they encounter in looking after their health.
Psychosocial health outcomes after childhood cancer (2014-2016).
Quality of life, socio-economic status, relationships and risk perceptions in survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer (2012-2013).
Women's perceptions of future risk following pregnancies complicated by pre-eclampsia (2011-2012).
Cardiovascular disease risk in women with pre-eclampsia: systematic review and meta-analysis (2010-2012).
European Bone Tumour Outcome Study: Overview of health-related quality of life in 700 European bone tumour survivors (2009-2010).
Successful research grants
Cancer Research UK Cancer Prevention Innovation Grant (co-applicant): "The Waiting Games" (2017); £20,000
Newcastle Healthcare Charity (Co-applicant): "Facilitators and barriers to self-management in childhood and adolescent cancer survivors: a qualitative study" (2016); £42,570
Children with Cancer (Co-applicant): "Psychosocial health outcomes after childhood cancer - pathways from initial survival to long-term survivorship" (2013); £43,523
Newcastle Healthcare Charity (Co-applicant): "Quality of life, socio-economic status, relationships and risk perceptions in survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer: a pilot study" (2011); £38,434
Social outcomes in young adult survivors of childhood cancer at the 19th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Berlin (2017)
Lifestyle behaviours in young adult survivors of childhood cancer at the 19th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Berlin (2017)
Exploring psychological, social and behavioural outcomes in young adult survivors of cancer at the 19th PanCare meeting, Lund (2017)
Developing and piloting questionnaires to facilitate holistic psychosocial assessment of childhood cancer survivors attending long-term follow-up at the 15th PanCare meeting, Dublin (2015)
Update in the guidelines work in PanCareSurFup (Invited Speaker) at the European Symposium on Late Complications after Childhood Cancer, Edinburgh (2014)
Long-term psychosocial outcomes after childhood cancer at the 12th PanCare meeting, Amsterdam (2013)
Survey of Guidelines for Long-Term Follow-Up of Survivors of Childhood and Adolescent Cancer in Europe at the 11th PanCare meeting, Genoa (2013)
The long-term psychosocial impact of cancer - the views of young adult survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer at the British Psychosocial Oncology Society conference, Leeds (2015)
European Bone Tumour Outcome Study (EBTOS): Overview of health related quality of life in study cohort at the British Sarcoma Group conference, Gateshead (2011)
Developing and piloting a questionnaire to investigate important psychosocial outcomes in survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer at the British Psychosocial Oncology Society conference, Leeds (2015)
The long-term psychosocial impact of cancer - the views of young adult survivors of childhood cancer at the European Symposium on Late Complications after Childhood Cancer, Edinburgh (2014)
Psychosocial functioning of childhood cancer survivors attending a long-term follow-up clinic at the European Symposium on Late Complications after Childhood Cancer, Edinburgh (2014)
The long-term psychosocial impact of cancer - the views of young adult survivors of childhood cancer at the Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, York (2014)
Survey of Guidelines for Long-term follow-up of survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer in Europe at the 13th International Conference on Long-Term Complications of Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Cancer, Memphis (2013)
Development of a clinical tool to assess psychosocial functioning of childhood cancer survivors at long-term follow-up at the NHS Therapies conference, Newcastle (2013)
European Bone Tumour Outcome Study (EBTOS): overview of health related quality of life (QOL) in study cohort at the IEA World Congress of Epidemiology, Edinburgh (2011)
Tutor for the Medicine in the Community modules for Stage 1 and Stage 2 MBBS students (2011-2013)
- Co-supervise Cancer MRes dissertations of intercalating MBBS students.
- Co-supervise Epidemiology MRes dissertations
- Skinner R, Mulder RL, Kremer LC, Hudson MM, Constine LS, Bardi E, Boekhout A, Borgmann-Staudt A, Brown MC, Cohn R, Dirksen U, Giwercman A, Ishiguro H, Jahnukainen K, Kenney LB, Loonen JJ, Meacham L, Neggers S, Nussey S, Petersen C, Shnorhavorian M, van den Heuvel-Eibrink MM, van Santen HM, Wallace WHB, Green DM. Recommendations for gonadotoxicity surveillance in male childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancer survivors: a report from the International Late Effects of Childhood Cancer Guideline Harmonization Group in collaboration with the PanCareSurFup Consortium. The Lancet Oncology 2017, 18(2), e75-e90.
- Mulder RL, van der Pal HJH, Levitt GA, Skinner R, Kremer LCM, Brown MC, Bardi E, Windsor R, Michel G, Frey E. Transition guidelines: An important step in the future care for childhood cancer survivors. A comprehensive definition as groundwork. European Journal of Cancer 2016, 54, 64-68.
- Brown MC, Pearce MS, Bailey S, Skinner R. The long-term psychosocial impact of cancer: the views of young adult survivors of childhood cancer. European Journal of Cancer Care 2016, 25(3), 428-439.
- Tresman R, Brown M, Fraser F, Skinner R, Bailey S. A School Passport as Part of a Protocol to Assist Educational Reintegration After Medulloblastoma Treatment in Childhood. Pediatric Blood & Cancer 2016, 63(9), 1636-1642.
- Mayes J, Brown MC, Davies N, Skinner R. Health promotion and information provision during long-term follow-up for childhood cancer survivors: a service evaluation. Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 2016, 33(6), 359-370.
- Brown MC, Levitt GA, Frey E, Bárdi E, Haupt R, Hjorth L, Kremer L, Kuehni CE, Lettner C, Mulder RL, Michel G, Skinner R. The views of European clinicians on guidelines for long-term follow-up of childhood cancer survivors. Pediatric Blood & Cancer 2015, 62(2), 322–328.
- Brown MC, Bell R, Collins C, Waring G, Robson SC, Waugh J, Finch T. Women's perception of future risk following pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia. Hypertension in Pregnancy 2013, 32(1), 60-73.
- Brown MC, Best KE, Pearce MS, Waugh J, Robson SC, Bell R. Cardiovascular disease risk in women with pre-eclampsia: systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Epidemiology 2013, 28(1), 1-19.
- Woolfson RC, Heffernan E, Paul M, Brown M. Young people’s views of the Child Protection System in Scotland. British Journal of Social Work 2010, 40(7), 2069-2085.