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Steph is a Chartered and Registered Health Psychologist and joined the Cancer Group in 2019. She works on the CanRisk project funded by Cancer Research UK. Prior to this, Steph worked at Imperial College London in the National Institute of Health Research funded Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (PSTRC). Within the PSTRC, Steph led a programme of work looking at patient safety in mental health and was also the academic lead for patient and public involvement and engagement. Steph’s earlier work, including her PhD, focused on improving care for women with breast and gynaecological cancers.
Steph’s work has predominantly been in health services research, with a particular focus on cancer services and mental health. 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.
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