Laura Hope-Stone joined the University of Liverpool in 2008
Laura is a Health Psychology Fellow in Oncology at the University of Liverpool (UoL) and a HCPC registered Hon. Health Psychologist for the Liverpool Ocular Oncology Centre (LOOC) at the Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospital Trust providing a Health Psychology service for adults diagnosed with ocular melanoma (OM) LOOC is the largest centre of the of 4 tertiary referral centres in the UK .
Clinical work: Laura provides psychological support and intervention for patients diagnosed with OM. The emphasis of the role is to help patients adjust and cope with the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis for OM.
Laura’s contact with patients is invaluable in ensuring patients’ perspectives are integral to the psychological research programme.
Research interests include: Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) for patients diagnosed and treated for OM; decision making in OM; psychological effects of prognostication in OM; uncertainty in OM; Phantom Eye Syndrome; predictors of distress in OM.
Teaching: Laura is a clinical lecturer at UoL for the Clinical Health Psychology Masters programme (MSc PsycholSci).
Invitations to speak
May 2017 Liverpool AAC Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual conference: Ocular Oncology Symposium: A patient’s view point on prognostication in Choroidal Melanoma.
June 2015 Patient Reported Outcomes: the Liverpool Experience: (speaker & moderator) The Eye Cancer Foundation, Curie Institute and The American Joint Committee on Cancer: The First International Eye Cancer Working Day, Curie Institute, Paris,France:
November 2014 British Psychological Society Faculty for Oncology and Palliative care SIGOPAC Self-Management and Decision Making in Cancer Treatment Presenting panel with Dr S Brown ‘Shared Decision-Making: Clinical and Ethical Perspectives’ University of Liverpool