Dr Pippa Tollow

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About me

I am a Research Fellow and Health Psychologist based at the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR). My research primarily focuses on the psychosocial impact of appearance altering conditions, such as cancer and burn injuries, and my broader research interests include health experiences, clinician-patient communication and health related decision-making.

Whilst working at the Centre for Appearance Research, I have worked on two large multi-centre trials: 

• Evaluating the effectiveness of an intervention to promote shared decision making for women considering breast reconstruction (PEGASUS).
• Testing the responsiveness of the CARe Burn Scales over time. This is part of a wider programme of research developing a set of burn-specific patient reported outcome measures (PROMs).

I have also worked on several other research projects relating to the psycho-social impact of cancer, including research investigating patient and health professionals' experiences of and decision making around Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy (CPM) and I'm currently working on a project exploring the role of appearance in the wellbeing of individuals with incurable cancer. 


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