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Dr Jane Harrington
6th Floor, Wing B, Maple House
149 Tottenham Court Road
  • Senior Research Fellow
  • Division of Psychiatry
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences

I was awarded a BSc  Psychology with applied environmental  science (1992) and a MA in Human Resource Management (1994) from Middlesex University. I have also gained a MSc in Health Psychology (1995) and PhD (2005) from UCL.

I am a Senior Research Fellow and Joined the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Unit in April 2007. Since joining the unit I have been involved in numerous research projects and have  provided research advice and support for Marie Curie Cancer Care staff. Since 2012 I have been involved in the Marie Curie Dementia Programme which aims to improve the end of life care for people with advanced dementia and their carers.

Prior to joining the unit I worked in the Centre for Behavioural and Social Sciences in Medicine at UCL for eleven years gaining broad experience of Health Psychology research. Past research has been in the areas of doctor-patient communication, and neuropsychological outcome following various surgical and medical procedures.

I am a Chartered Health Psychologist, Member of the Division of Health Psychology and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. 

Research Summary

Current Research interests include:

  • Advanced dementia
  • Long-term cancer survivorship issues
  • Advance care planning
  • Improving quality of life in cancer patients 
Academic Background
2005 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Health Psychology University College London
1995 MSc Master of Science – Health Psychology University College London
1993 MA Master of Arts – Human Resource Management Middlesex University
1992 BSc Bachelor of Science – Psychology Middlesex University
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