Living with cancer

A collection of pieces from our May issue.

‘We’re all fighting the same battle, with different journeys’

Kate Fulton, working within Maggie’s, and Rachel Trimmer working within The Royal Marsden, both clinical psychologists, share their experiences of cross-sector working on cancer care.

‘Filtering down psychological thinking into cancer care: that’s how we make a difference’

Sahil Suleman is a consultant clinical psychologist and lead for Macmillan Cancer Psychological Support team at St George’s Hospital in London. Our editor Jon Sutton caught up with him from lockdown…

‘Cognitive control can improve the quality of life of women with breast cancer’

Nazanin Derakhshan is a Professor of Experimental Psychopathology at Birkbeck, University of London and founder of the Birkbeck Integrative Centre for Building Resilience in Breast Cancer. Delia Ciobotaru met her.

Beyond borders in applied psychology

Nick Hammond and Nikki Palmer ask whether we are united by commonality, or divided by difference.

How to train your senses

Emma Young digests the research.

‘You should be over cancer by now’

Cordelia Galgut on living with the long-term effects of cancer.

‘I focus on the iceberg below the waterline'

Ian Florance talked to Amanda Gatherer, Chief Psychologist at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust, who also works as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with elite athletes.

Stories of family love

‘We are family: What really matters for parents and children’ by Professor Susan Golombok is published by Scribe. Deputy Editor Annie Brookman-Byrne and PhD student Laura Cox asked Susan about the book.

‘I can’t remove every obstacle that myeloma patients will face… but I can provide support’

Sarah Dempsey on work as a Myeloma Information Specialist at Myeloma UK.

Francis Huxley and the human condition

Ron Roberts and Theodor Itten.

‘Psychology is a young subject… even early in your career, you can contribute to its development’

Ian Florance hears about Assistant Psychologist roles and more from Liam Myles.

My chemical romance

Ginny Smith picks out six chemicals from her new book Overloaded: How Every Aspect of your Life is Influenced by your Brain Chemicals (Bloomsbury Sigma).

Banishing toxicity at work

From the President, May 2021

Recruitment guidance

What’s changed for you?

Queer love and an appetite for self-destruction

The failed ambitions of a generation

One on one... with Dr Mohammadrasool Yadegarfard

Algorithms of oppression

From the Editor, May 2021

Understanding the Covid decade

Inclusion at school

Respiratory group

Five minutes with… Dr Vuokko Wallace

Putting autistic children at the centre

Anna Freud Centre news


Our journalist Ella Rhodes considers the cyclical nature of life, both the more literal and the metaphorical.

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Psychologist Hugo Spiers introduces chats with five authors of popular books on the topic of finding and losing your way…

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What are the barriers to our profession, and how can we remove them?

The winners and runners up in our latest 'Voices In Psychology' programme.

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A vegan future?

Dr Annie Brookman-Byrne introduces the January issue.

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