Dr Valerie Shilling

Val completed her undergraduate degree and PhD in psychology at Manchester University. Her PhD looked at cognitive changes with normal ageing. Her research career has included adult psychosocial oncology, child health and childhood disability. She has worked on a number of projects in psychosocial oncology including studies looking at the impact of chemotherapy and hormone therapies on cognitive function, and the development and validation of patient reported outcome measures for cancer patients and their caregivers. Most recently Val has been Programme Manager for the national Cancer Quality of Life Survey at the NHS Cancer Programme. She re-joined SHORE-C in April 2023

  • Fallowfield L, Starkings R, Palmieri C, Tait, A, Stephen L, May S, ... & Jenkins V. (2023). Living with metastatic breast cancer (LIMBER): experiences, quality of life, gaps in information, care and support of patients in the UK. Supportive Care in Cancer; 31(8): 459. Find it online here 11/07/2023
  • Botham J, Shilling V, & Jones J. (2021). Patient and public understanding of the concept of 'personalised medicine' in relation to cancer treatment: A systematic review. Future Healthcare Journal; 8(3): e703. Find it online here 29/11/2021
  • Starkings R, Shilling V, Jenkins V, & Fallowfield L. (2021). A structured review of quality of life in advanced and high-risk cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma shows the need for more studies and better measures. Skin Health and Disease; 1(3): e39. Find it online here 07/05/2021
  • Starkings R, Shilling V, & Fallowfield L. (2021). An online review of informational sources for advanced or high-risk cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Supportive Care in Cancer; 29: 4199-4207. Find it online here 08/02/2021
  • Shilling V, Catt S, Jenkins V, & Fallowfield L. (2020). Using patient perspectives to inform communication training materials for health care professionals discussing BRCA mutation testing. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment; 184: 491-498. Find it online here 18/08/2020
  • Harder H, Shilling V M, May S F, Cella D, Schmid P, & Fallowfield L J. (2020). The development and initial evaluation of the Diarrhoea Management Diary (DMD) in patients with metastatic breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment; 183: 629-638. Find it online here 27/07/2020
  • Starkings R, Shilling V, Jenkins V, & Fallowfield L. (2020). A systematic review of communication interventions to help healthcare professionals discuss genetic testing for breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment; 183: 9-21. Find it online here 23/06/2020
  • Starkings R, Jenkins V, & Shilling V. (2019). Insights into the use of social comparisons within an advanced cancer setting. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research and Practice; 1(2): e6. Find it online here 26/06/2019
  • Shilling V, Starkings R, Jenkins V, Cella D, & Fallowfield L. (2019). Development and validation of the caregiver roles and responsibilities scale in cancer caregivers. Quality of Life Research; 28: 1655-1668. Find it online here 18/03/2019
  • Kandiyali R, Hawton A, Cabral C, Mytton J, Shilling V, Morris C, & Ingram J. (2019). Working with patients and members of the public: informing health economics in child health research. PharmacoEconomics-Open; 3: 133-141. Find it online here 15/10/2018