Mr Bill Culbard

Research Assistant

Health Sciences Stirling Stirling,

Mr Bill Culbard

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About me

Research Assistant and Patient Experience Advisor The degree of Master of Arts was conferred to me on Friday 4 November 2011 in recognition of my long commitment to the University and in particular to the Cancer Care Research Centre’s work on patient experience and involvement. I was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer over 12 years ago, but survived this poor prognosis to turn my energies to improving the care of people affected by cancer. Qualifications: MA Interests: I am a former lung cancer patient and have been involved with CCRC since 2003, as an informal patient advisor. In August 2010, I was formally given the position of Research Assistant/Patient Experience Advisor, on a 'casual' basis. In this position I am able to offer advice of various projects, from a patient's perspective.In summer 2010 I attended the International Observatory on End of Life Care's International Research Summer School, at Lancaster University, with a view to improving my knowledge and understanding about cancer and palliative care.I assisted with the Working Health Study interviewing cancer patients in 2011. I am involved in some pilot work around supporting people with lung cancer in 2011/2012.  We are now looking at funding to advance this work.

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Conference Paper (unpublished)

Harris F, Aitchison P, Bauld L, Culbard B, Entwistle V, Haw S, Munro A, Ozakinci G, Radley A, Williams B & Wells M (2016) Who’s Talking About Smoking Cessation? Cancer, Health Literacy And Communication. 14th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, Heidelberg, 07.09.2016-10.09.2016.


Kyle RG, Culbard W, Evans J, Gray NM, Ayansina D & Hubbard G (2011) Vocational rehabilitation services for patients with cancer: design of a feasibility study incorporating a pilot randomised controlled trial among women with breast cancer following surgery. Trials, 12 (89), p. 89.