Dr Steph Archer

University of Cambridge

University departments
Department of Public Health and Primary Care

Position: Research Associate
Personal home page: https://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/pcu-group/researchers/stephanie-archer/
Email:   saa71@medschl.cam.ac.uk

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Dr Steph Archer is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.

Research description

Steph is a Chartered and Registered Health Psychologist and joined the Cancer Group at the University of Cambridge in 2019. She works on the CanRisk project funded by Cancer Research UK. Steph’s work, including her PhD, focuses on improving care for women with breast and gynaecological cancers. Steph has worked closely with academics in health policy, and she has expertise in translating research into policy and practice. Steph is also interested in the development and evaluation of patient and public involvement and engagement in research.

Research Programme or Virtual Institute
Early Cancer Institute
Secondary Programme
Ovarian Cancer
Methods and technologies
Clinical practice
Public health
Tumour type interests
Uterus and unspecified

Breast Cancer
Gynaecological Cancer
Patient experience

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Key publications

Pucher, P., Johnston, M., Archer, S., Whitby, J., Arora, S., & Darzi, A. (2019). Informing the consent process for surgeons: a survey study of patient preferences, perceptions and risk tolerance. Journal of Surgical Research, DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2018.09.046

Archer, S., Pinto, A., Vuik, S., Vuik, S., Skapinakis, P., Byrne, B., Johnston, M., Bicknell, C., Faiz, O., Vincent, C., Athanasiou, T & Darzi, A. (2019). Surgery, Complications, and Quality of Life: A Longitudinal Cohort Study Exploring the Role of Psychosocial Factors. Annals of Surgery, DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002745

Wahl, J.E., Sheffield, D., Maratos, F. & Archer, S. (2018). Development of a compassion-based training for cancer (CforC) curriculum for female breast cancer patients and survivors. Mindfulness and Compassion, 3(1), pp 47-76.

Holland, F.G., Peterson, K. & Archer, S. (2018). Thresholds of size: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of childhood messages around body, health and weight. Journal of Critical Dietetics, 4(1), 25-36.

Dewa, L.H., Murray, K., Ramtale, C., Thibaut, B., Adam, S., Darzi, A., & Archer, S. (2018). Identifying research priorities for patient safety in mental health: an international expert Delphi study. BMJ Open, DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-021361

Archer, S., Hull, L., Soukup, T., Meyer, E., Athanasiou, T., Sevdalis, N. & Darzi, A. (2017). Factors contributing to patient safety incident reporting engagement: A systematic review. BMJ Open, DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017155

Pannick, S., Archer, S., Johnston, M.J., Beveridge, I., Long, S.J., Athanasiou, T., & Sevdalis, N. (2017). Translating concerns into action: A detailed qualitative evaluation of an interdisciplinary intervention on medical wards. BMJ Open, DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014401

D’Lima, D., Archer, S., Thibaut, B.I., Ramtale, S.C., Dewa, L.H., & Darzi, A. (2017). A systematic review of patient safety in mental health: A protocol based on the inpatient setting. Systematic Reviews, DOI: 10.1186/s13643-016-0365-7

D’Lima, D., Crawford, M., Darzi, A., & Archer, S. (2017). Patient safety and quality of care in mental health: A world of its own? BJPych Bulletin, DOI: 10.1192/pb.bp.116.055327

Callender, T., Riley, J., Broadhurst, H., Wiggins, N., Shaw, A., Archer, S., Darzi, A., & Droney, J. (2017). The determinants of dying where we choose: An analysis of co-ordinate my care. Annals of Internal Medicine, DOI: 10.7326/M17-0695

Phillips, E., Montague, J., & Archer, S. (2017) “A peculiar time in my life”: Making sense of illness and recovery with gynaecological cancer. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being. DOI: 10.1080/17482631.2017.1364603

Phillips, E., Montague, J., & Archer, S. (2016). Worlds within worlds: Making sense of focus groups with Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Qualitative Research in Psychology, DOI: 10.1080/14780887.2016.1205692

Holland, F., Archer, S., & Montague, J. (2016). Younger women’s experiences of deciding against breast reconstruction post-mastectomy following breast cancer: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. Journal of Health Psychology, DOI: 10.1177/1359105314562085

Archer, S., Holland, F., & Montague, J. (2016). Do you mean I’m not whole?’: Exploring the role of support in women’s experiences of mastectomy without reconstruction. Journal of Health Psychology, DOI: 10.1177/1359105316664135

Archer, S., Phillips, E., Montague, J., Bali, A., & Sowter, H. (2015). “I’m 100% for it! I’m a convert!”: Women’s experiences of a yoga programme after treatment for gynaecological cancer; an interpretative phenomenological analysis. Complementary therapies in Medicine, DOI:10.1016/j.ctim.2014.12.003

Archer, S., & Forshaw, M.J. (2015). Using a randomised controlled trial (RCT) methodology in CAM research with gynaecological cancer patients: A commentary on the perks and pitfalls. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, DOI: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2014.11.001

Archer, S., Buxton, S. & Sheffield, D. (2015). The effect of creative psychological interventions on psychological outcomes for adult cancer patients in comparison to normal care: A systematic review. Psycho-oncology, DOI: 10.1002/pon.3607

Archer, S., Montague, J., & Bali A. (2014). Exploring the experience of an enhanced recovery programmes for gynaecological cancer patients: A qualitative study. Perioperative Medicine, DOI: 10.1186/2047-0525-3-2