I am a post-doctoral researcher in the Infectious Diseases Research Group at the University of Oxford. I am looking at patients’ and clinicians’ views and experiences of penicillin allergy testing. This is important as a significant proportion of people who think that they are allergic to penicillin are found not to be, when tested. We want to find out how we can encourage patients to undergo allergy testing.
Previously, my work has focused on the views of patients with cancer. My PhD explored the experiences of patients with a recurrence of bowel cancer and their partners. Before my current post, I have worked on a study looking at the barriers and facilitators to implementing an evidence-based depression management programme for cancer patients.
I am passionate about qualitative research, and especially interested in how it can complement quantitative findings.
Linked symptom monitoring and depression treatment programmes for specialist cancer services: Protocol for a mixed-methods implementation study
Wanat M. et al, (2017), BMJ Open, 7
Screening Medical Patients for Depression: Lessons From a National Program in Cancer Clinics
Walker J. et al, (2017), Psychosomatics, 58, 274 - 280
Patients' experience with cancer recurrence: a meta-ethnography
Wanat M. et al, (2016), Psycho-Oncology, 25, 242 - 252
Using social media in supportive and palliative care research: Table 1
Casañas i Comabella C. and Wanat M., (2015), BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 5, 138 - 145