Prof Anne-Sophie Darlington
Professor of Child and Family Psychological Health
Prof Anne-Sophie Darlington is a Health Psychologist and Professor of Child and Family Psychological Health, and combines research and education.
She has over 20 years of research experience, specialising in Health/Paediatric Psychology, around measuring and improving Quality of Life of children and young people with a chronic illness. Her programme of work focuses on coping strategies, and developing and testing interventions to support parents and children. She has developed a strong international track record in research on predictors of adjustment (e.g. coping), Patient Reported Outcome Measurement, intervention development and Paediatric Palliative Care.
Piccinin C, Basch E, Bhatnagar V, Calvert M, Campbell A, Cella D, Cleeland CS, Coens C, Darlington AS, Dueck AC, Groenvold M, Herold R, King-Kallimanis BL, Kluetz PG, Kuliś D, O’Connor D, Oliver K, Pe M, Reeve BB, Reijneveld JC, Shelley Wang X, Bottomley A. Recommendations on the use of item libraries for patient-reported outcome measurement in oncology trials: Findings from an international, multidisciplinary working group. Lancet Oncology, in press.
Sodergren SC, Husson O, Robinson J, Rohde GE, Tomaszewska IM, Vivat B, Dyar R, Darlington AS; EORTC Quality of Life Group. Systematic review of the health-related quality of life issues facing adolescents and young adults with cancer. Qual Life Res. 2017 Jul;26(7):1659-1672
van der Geest IM, van den Heuvel-Eibrink MM, van Vliet LM, Pluijm SM, Streng IC, Michiels EM, Pieters R, Darlington AS. Talking about Death with Children with Incurable Cancer: Perspectives from Parents. J Pediatr. 2015 Dec;167(6):1320-6.
van der Geest IM, Darlington AS, Streng IC, Michiels EM, Pieters R, van den Heuvel-Eibrink MM. Parents' experiences of pediatric palliative care and the impact on long-term parental grief. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Jun;47(6):1043-53.
Darlington AS, Dippel DW, Ribbers GM, van Balen R, Passchier J, Busschbach JJ. Coping strategies as determinants of quality of life in stroke patients: a longitudinal study. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2007;23(5-6):401-7
2022-2027; Van der Graaf W & Husson O (PIs). Darlington AS (Co-investigator and work package lead) ; Funder: EU Horizon 2020. Building a value-based healthcare research ecosystem for adolescents and young adults with cancer: STRONG-AYA €9,995,200
2022-2025; Richardson A & Chamberlain S – Darlington (Co-theme lead): Funder: NIHR ARC Wessex DHSC Mental Health Research Initiative application, Co-theme lead Healthy Communities, research on children and young people’s mental health, including: Adolescent Resilience to OVercome Adversity: EmpoweRment and intervention development – the ROVER study £749,843
2022-2024; Darlington AS (PI) and collaborators; Funder: European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Group. Young survivors of cancer: Phase I study to determine the item sets for child, adolescent and young adult cancer survivors. €172,187