Dr Simon Pini

Research FellowSimon Pini

Phone: +44 (0)113 2068952

Email: s.pini@leeds.ac.uk

Simon is currently leading the Radiotherapy strand of the multi-centre National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)-funded eRAPID programme grant (Leeds and Christie Hospital Manchester). Until October 2016, Simon is also working on the DECIDE research project on the first two phases of the development of an assessment for carers of people with dementia, which involve experience-based interviews and subsequent cognitive interviews. Simon is primarily a qualitative researcher, with a particular interest in interview-based studies and qualitative analysis.

Simon completed his PhD in January 2015, which investigated the education engagement of teenage cancer patients and how this interacted with their overall coping, wellbeing and self-perception. He has an ongoing academic and research interest in this area.

Previous to this post Simon worked as a Research Fellow/Assistant within POG for 7 years and for 5 years before that as a Learning Mentor for the Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Support Service.

 

Publications:

Pini, S. Gardner, P. Hugh-Jones, S. ‘How teenagers continue school after a diagnosis of cancer – Experiences of young people and recommendations for practice’. Future Oncology (2016)

Jones, L. Pini, S. Morgan, S. Birk, G. Stark, D. ‘How do teenagers and young adults with cancer experience their care? – A European survey’. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology (2016)

Harley, C. Pini, S. Daffu-O’Reilly, A. Kenyon, L. Velikova, G. ‘Evaluating the experiences and support needs of people living with chronic cancer: Development and initial validation of the Chronic Cancer Experiences Questionnaire (CCEQ)’. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care (2016)

Pini S, Hugh-Jones S, Gardner P.The Impact of a Cancer Diagnosis on the Education Engagement of Teenagers – Patient and Staff Perspective. European Journal of Oncology Nursing’. European Journal of Oncology Nursing (2012).

Harley, C., Pini, S., Bartlett, Y. K., & Velikova, G. (2012). Defining chronic cancer: patient experiences and self-management needs. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 2(3), 248-255.

Patricia Holch, Kate Absolom, Simon Pini, Kate Hill, Alan Liu, Michael Sharpe, Alison Richardson and Galina Velikova. ‘Oncology professionals’ views on the use of antidepressants in cancer patients: a qualitative interview study’. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care (2011) vol. 1 no. 3.

Pini, S.  Hugh-Jones, S. Gardner, P, H. ‘What effect does a cancer diagnosis have on the educational engagement and school life of teenagers? – A systematic review’. Psycho-Oncology (2011)

Holch P, Absolom KL, Pini S, et al. ‘Oncology professionals’ views on the use of antidepressants in cancer patients: a qualitative interview study’ BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care (2011).

Kate Absolom, Patricia Holch, Simon Pini, Kate Hill, Alan Liu, Michael Sharpe, Alison Richardson and Galina Velikova. ‘The detection and management of emotional distress in cancer patients: the views of health-care professionals’. Psycho-Oncology (2011) Published online in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com).

Pini, S. ‘Education mentoring for teenagers and young adults with cancer’. British Journal of Nursing (2009) vol. 18 no. 11.