I was drawn to the profession of Psycho-oncology through my love for research in the field of oncology, Palliative Care, Geriatric Cancer, Informal Caregivers, Breast Cancer and Human Personality. During my course of journey in this field I understood the issues which affect most people in their journey. I have a passion to improve people’s overall quality of life. I have a PhD degree with my research paper focused on psychological and social impact of modified radical mastectomy on female breast cancer patients. I have completed my Master’s in Applied psychology (specialization with health psychology) & Master in Social work(MSW)– Medical and psychiatric social work. I have Participated in the “Asian Patients Perspectives Regarding Oncology Awareness, Care & Health” (APPROACH) study funded by Lien Centre for Palliative Care, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore. I am a member of IPOS and particularly interested in palliative SIG. Currently involved in the researches to explore psychological distress among elderly cancer patients and their caregivers, relationship between personality and breast cancer, challenges of adolescents and young adult cancer patients and interventional study – project- EMPATHY for advance head and neck and lung cancer patients. I have had over 16 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families in oncology setup.
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