Project Details


While there has been some support for the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)-based interventions in cancer settings (Hulbert-Williams et al., 2015), the evidence-base is still very limited and based on small-scale studies (Fashler et al., 2018). More larger-scale research is needed to determine the utility of ACT in oncology settings and whether psychological flexibility relates to better psychosocial outcomes in cancer patients (Fashler et al., 2018). This will help provide evidence for the development of ACT based interventions in the context of oncology services. The current study aims to address this using a longitudinal prospective design to explore the relationship between psychological flexibility, cognitive processes, and functioning in people with a cancer diagnosis.

We are also inviting Professor Lance McCracken to the University of Portsmouth; a world leading researcher in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT),
treatment development, pain and other physical conditions from Uppsala University, Sweden. His visit will serve as an opportunity to collaborate on the proposed research and to learn from his expertise. we will hold various activities including a research seminar featuring current research, research planning meetings to brainstorm and plan future collaborations (e.g., NIHR
applications), and a workshop on using ACT in chronic conditions and physical health.
Effective start/end date10/10/2231/07/23