Professor Liz Forbat

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Faculty of Social Sciences Colin Bell Building, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Professor Liz Forbat

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About me

About me

I am a research psychologist and family therapist. My research and clinical practice focus on how families and relationships are impacted when someone gets ill, for example with cancer or other life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. I also have a stream of work on conflict in healthcare.

I am also Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and Chair the Equality Diversity and Inclusion committee.

My research projects centralise patient/carer involvement, to ensure that the work I do is always grounded in their priorities. I supervise doctoral students on topics such as family and professional relationships in palliative care, prostate cancer service development. Twitter: Follow @LizForbat

Supervision of PhDs/Clinical or Professional Doctorates would include the following areas: palliative care, ageing, families and health, family therapy, carers, health services research, cancer, dementia, health care conflict, user involvement/PPI.

I work in the dementia and ageing Division of the Faculty of Social Sciences, where we house the MSc Global Ageing and MSc Dementia Studies. So if you're interested in global ageing, dementia, care, ageing, international services and evidence then come and study with us!

Education

PhD
The Open University

BA (hons) Social Science (psychology)


Event / Presentation

Federal Think Tank, Australian Government
Contribution to an Australian Government think tank on ageing and palliative care


Other Project

Developing an educational and support resource for neonatal staff in managing the deaths of infants: An experience based co-design study.
Canberra Hospital

End of life planning for people with dementia “Dying to talk in dementia”
Palliative Care Australia

A study evaluating tools to enable people living with mild and moderate dementia to start talking about their end of life goals of care and wishes.

Integrating Specialist Palliative Care into Residential Care for Older People: A Stepped Wedge Trial (INSPIRED Trial)
Calvary Health Care ACT, Australian National University and Australian Catholic University

Stepped wedge randomised control trial testing 'palliative care needs rounds' in nursing homes in Australia.

Developing and testing a conflict management framework
Medical Mediation Foundation

Developing a measure of conflict between health professionals and families
Australian Catholic University

Supporting provision of palliative care in the home environment: a proof of concept study.
Calvary Health Care ACT and Australian Catholic University


Professional membership

Chartered Scientist
Chartered Scientist with the British Psychological Society

Systemic family psychotherapist


Research (17)

My Research Projects list is out of date. To see recent and current work please scroll down the 'about me' tab to find out what I've been working on recently

I am interested in a range of ideas and topics which coalesce around developing understandings and interventions about the impact of health and ageing on relationships and the impact of relationships on health. My research spans a range of conditions including cancer and dementia.

I teach in the Global Ageing programme (MSc Global Ageing) which is aligned with the MSc Dementia Studies.

Supervision of PhDs/Clinical or Professional Doctorates would include the following areas: palliative care, ageing, families and health, family therapy, carers, health services research, cancer, dementia, health care conflict, user involvement/PPI.

Projects

Improving end of life care: supporting the workforce and reducing hospitalisations through an implementation study in care homes
PI: Professor Liz Forbat
Funded by: National Institute for Health Research

A meta-ethnography of how children and young people with chronic non-cancer pain and their families experience and understand their condition, pain services and treatments
PI: Dr Emma France
Funded by: National Institute for Health Research

Living Right Up To The End
PI: Professor Liz Forbat
Funded by: Strathcarron Hospice

Covid 19 Rapid Response: Co-design of a carer support app: connecting carers to help prevent infection and improve resilience
PI: Professor Liz Forbat
Funded by: Chief Scientist Office

Evaluation of Teenage Cancer Trust education intervention funded by the Detect Cancer Early Campaign
PI: Dr Gill Hubbard
Funded by: Teenage Cancer Trust

Carers Interviewing Other Carers
PI: Professor Liz Forbat
Funded by: Palliative Care MCN (NHS Lanarkshire)

Cancer as a catalyst for change? Extent and predictors of changes in diet, physical activity and tobacco use after colorectal cancer diagnosis
PI: Dr Gill Hubbard
Funded by: Chief Scientist Office

Psychosexual Support Following Prostate Cancer Surgery: Feasibility and Outcomes of a Couple-Based Intervention
PI: Professor Liz Forbat
Funded by: Prostate Action

Resolve’ : The Evelina Medical Mediation and Conflict Management Project
PI: Professor Liz Forbat
Funded by: Medical Mediation Foundation

The symptom profile and experience of children with rare life-limiting conditions: perspectives of their families and key health professionals
PI: Professor Liz Forbat
Funded by: C H A S - Childrens Hospice Association Scotland and Palliative Care MCN (NHS Lanarkshire)

Cancer Survivorship in Scotland: living with and beyond cancer in Scotland
PI: Dr Gill Hubbard
Funded by: Macmillan Cancer Support

Advanced Symptom Management System (ASyMS-Ch) for use in children receiving palliative cancer care
PI: Professor Liz Forbat
Funded by: Yorkhill Hospital

Review and Analysis of Department of Health £30m Funding Programme for Children' s Palliative Care
PI: Professor Liz Forbat
Funded by: Together for Short Lives

Advanced Prostate Cancer: exploring the reasons for late presentation and diagnosis
PI: Professor Liz Forbat
Funded by: The Prostate Cancer Charity

Family Experience as prognostic indicators: an evaluation of the Haven's support services
PI: Professor Liz Forbat
Funded by: Palliative Care MCN (NHS Lanarkshire)

Patients with non-malignant disease and their family members identifying the need for palliative and end of life care: a review of the evidence
PI: Dr Gill Hubbard
Funded by: Palliative Care MCN (NHS Lanarkshire)

Evaluating Family Support Needs of People Using Hospice Services- Research Study
PI: Professor Liz Forbat
Funded by: Strathcarron Hospice

Outputs (136)

Outputs

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Article

France E, Noyes J, Forbat L, Uny DI, Jordan A, Caes L & Turley R (2022) A meta-ethnography of how children and young people with chronic non-cancer pain and their families experience and understand their condition, pain services, and treatments. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2022 (7), Art. No.: CD014873. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.cd014873

Poster

France E, Turley R, Uny I, Forbat L, Caes L, Jordan A, Noyes J & Silveira Bianchim M (2022) A synthesis investigating how young people with chronic pain from sickle cell disease and their families experience and understand their condition, pain services and treatments. Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference 2022, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 07.04.2022-09.04.2022.

Poster

France E, Turley R, Uny I, Forbat L, Caes L, Jordan A, Noyes J & Silveria Bianchim M (2022) A synthesis investigating how young people with chronic pain from sickle cell disease and their families experience and understand their condition, pain services and treatments. 13th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Auckland New Zealand & online, 24.03.2022-27.03.2022.

Article

Macgregor A, Rutherford A, McCormack B, Hockley J, Ogden M, Soulsby I, McKenzie M, Spilsbury K, Hanratty B & Forbat L (2021) Palliative and end-of-life care in care homes: protocol for codesigning and implementing an appropriate scalable model of Needs Rounds in the UK. BMJ Open, 11 (2), Art. No.: e049486. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-049486

Article

Rainsford S, Johnston N, Liu W, Glasgow N & Forbat L (2020) Palliative care Needs Rounds in rural residential aged care: A mixed-methods study exploring experiences and perceptions of staff and general practitioners. Progress in Palliative Care, 28 (5), pp. 308-317. https://doi.org/10.1080/09699260.2019.1698177

Book Chapter

Marques-da-Silva D, Francisco R, dos Reis Ferreira V, Forbat L, Lagoa R, Videira PA, Witters P, Jaeken J & Cassiman D (2019) An Electronic Questionnaire for Liver Assessment in Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation (LeQCDG): A Patient-Centered Study. In: Morava E, Baumgartner M, Patterson M, Rahman S, Zschocke J & Peters V (eds.) JIMD Reports. 1st ed. JIMD Reports, 44. Berlin: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 55-64. https://doi.org/10.1007/8904_2018_121

Article

Forbat L, Robinson R, Bilton-Simek R, Francois K, Lewis M & Haraldsdottir E (2018) Distance education methods are useful for delivering education to palliative caregivers: A single-arm trial of an education package (PalliativE Caregivers Education Package). Palliative Medicine, 32 (2), pp. 581-588. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216317712849

Article

Forbat E, Simons J, Sayer C, Davies M & Barclay S (2017) Training paediatric healthcare staff in recognising, understanding and managing conflict with patients and families: findings from a survey on immediate and 6-month impact. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 102 (3), pp. 250-254. https://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2016-310737

Other

Forbat E, Johnston N, Chapman M, Liu WM, Lovell C, Parker D, Lam L & Agar M (2016) Protocol: INSPIRED Trial. Australia.

Meeting Abstract

Carolan C, Smith A & Forbat L (2016) Constructing knowledge in Family Research: The Impact of Methodological Choices. IIQM 15th Annual Qualitative Methods Conference 2016, Glasgow, 03/05/2016 - 05/05/2016. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 15 (1), p. 9. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1609406916672113; https://doi.org/10.1177/1609406916672113

Commentary

Robertson J, McNamee P, McNamee P, Molloy G, Hubbard G, McNeill A, Bollina PR, Kelly D & Forbat L (2016) Response to Editorial Comment “There's a Long Way to Go, But Now We Have a Map”. Commentary on: Jane Robertson, Phillip McNamee, Gerry Molloy, Gill Hubbard, Alan McNeill, Prasad Bollina, Daniel Kelly, Liz Forbat, Couple-Based Psychosexual Support Following Prostate Cancer Surgery: Results of a Feasibility Pilot Randomized Control Trial, The Journal of Sexual Medicine, Volume 13, Issue 8, August 2016, Pages 1233-1242 Mohit Khera, Editorial Comment on "Couple-Based Psychosexual Support Following Prostate Cancer Surgery: Results of a Feasibility Pilot Randomized Control Trial", The Journal of Sexual Medicine, Volume 13, Issue 8, August 2016, Pages 1243-1244. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 13 (8), p. 1245. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2016.06.001

Article

McNamee P, McNeill A, Bollina P, Robertson J, McNamee P, Molloy G, Hubbard G, McNeill SA, Bollina PR, Kelly D & Forbat L (2016) Couple-based psychosexual support following prostate cancer surgery: Results of a feasibility pilot randomized control trial. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 13 (8), pp. 1233-1242. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2016.05.013

Article

Hubbard G, Stoddart I, Forbat L, Neal RD, O'Carroll R, Haw S & Kyle R (2016) School-based brief psycho-educational intervention to raise adolescent cancer awareness and address barriers to medical help-seeking about cancer: a cluster randomised controlled trial. Psycho-Oncology, 25 (7), pp. 760-771. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.4001

Article

Robertson J, Molloy G, Bollina PR, Kelly D, McNeill SA & Forbat L (2014) Exploring the feasibility and acceptability of couple-based psychosexual support following prostate cancer surgery: Study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial. Trials, 15, Art. No.: 183. https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-15-183

Article

Hubbard G, Brown A, Campbell A, Campbell NC, Diament R, Fielding S, Forbat L, Masson L, O'Carroll R, Stein K & Morrison DS (2014) Do health behaviours change after colonoscopy? A prospective cohort study on diet, alcohol, physical activity and smoking among patients and their partners. BMJ Open, 4 (1), Art. No.: e003706. http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/4/1/e003706.full.pdf+html; https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003706

Article

Kyle RG, Macmillan I, Rauchhaus P, O'Carroll R, Neal RD, Forbat L, Haw S & Hubbard G (2013) Adolescent Cancer Education (ACE) to increase adolescent and parent cancer awareness and communication: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. Trials, 14, Art. No.: 286. https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-14-286

Article

Hubbard G, Menzies S, Flynn P, Adams S, Haseen F, Thomas I, Scanlon K, Reed L & Forbat L (2013) Relational mechanisms and psychological outcomes in couples affected by breast cancer: a systematic narrative analysis of the literature. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, 3 (3), pp. 309-317. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2012-000274

Conference Paper

Bryan G, Kumpunen S, Forbat L, Goulden N, Horstman M, MacIntyre G, Ranasinghe N, Say T & Gibson F (2012) Developing an online information intervention for parents sharing information about acute lymphoblastic leukaemia with their child. 44th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) 2012, London, United Kingdom, 05.10.2012-08.10.2012. Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 59 (6), pp. 975-975. https://doi.org/10.1002/pbc.24295

Book Review

Forbat L (2012) Cancer in Children and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: Current Research Aspects. Review of:
Daniel Satgé and Joav Merrick (eds), New York, Nova biomedical Books, 2011, pp. 315. ISBN: 978-1-61761-856-7
Daniel Satgé, Joav Merrick (eds), New York, Nova biomedical Books, 2011, pp. 315. ISBN: 978-1-61761-856-7. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 40 (3), pp. 245-245. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3156.2012.00755.x

Meeting Abstract

Malcolm C, Adams S, Anderson G, Hain R, Gibson F, Morley A, Forbat L & Carragher P (2012) Symptoms in Children with Rare Life-Limiting Conditions: Findings from a Prospective Mixed-Method Study. 19th International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, Canada, 09/10/2012 - 12/10/2012. Journal of Palliative Care, 28 (3), pp. 190-190. http://criugm.qc.ca/journalofpalliativecare/archives/

Research Report

Malcolm C, Adams S, Anderson G, Gibson F, Hain R, Morley A & Forbat L (2011) The symptom profile and experience of children with rare life-limiting conditions: Perspectives of their families and key health professionals. C H A S - Childrens Hospice Association Scotland. Cancer Care Research Centre, University of Stirling. http://www.bdfa-uk.org.uk/other-batten-disease-research/symptom-profile-and-experience-children-rare-life-limiting-conditions

Conference Paper

Gibson F, Aldiss S, Bryan G, Forbat L, Horstman M, Kumpunen S, Say T & Goulden N (2011) Navigating specialist information during treatment: The roles of parents and professionals. 43rd Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) 2011, Auckland, New Zealand, 28.10.2011-30.10.2011. Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 57 (5), pp. 715-715. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pbc.23299/abstract; https://doi.org/10.1002/pbc.23299

Article

Forbat L (2011) The ripple effect in community nursing. British Journal of Community Nursing, 16 (5), p. 213. http://www.internurse.com/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/abstract.html?uid=83613

Research Report

Forbat L, Haraldsdottir E & McManus E (2010) Evaluating family support needs of people using Strathcarron Hospice services. Strathcarron Hospice. Cancer Care Research Centre, University of Stirling. http://www.cancercare.stir.ac.uk/reports/2010%20-%20Reports/Evaluating%20family%20support%20needs%20in%20palliative%20care.pdf

Authored Book

Forbat L, Hubbard G & Kearney N (2009) Better Cancer Care: A Systemic Approach to Practice. Edinburgh: Dunedin Academic Press. http://www.dunedinacademicpress.co.uk/search/category/Medicine_and_Nursing

Article

Maguire R, Forbat L, Rowa-Dewar NJ & Kearney N (2009) 'Quite an awkward situation to be in': perceptions of patients, carers and health and social care professionals of the supportive cancer care in British military personnel stationed in Germany. Supportive Care in Cancer, 17 (10), pp. 1269-1276. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-009-0580-z

Book Chapter

Forbat L (2008) Social policy and relationship centred dementia nursing. In: Adams T (ed.) Dementia care nursing : promoting well-being in people with dementia and their families. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 227-242. http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=267741

Article

Malcolm C, Forbat L, Knighting K & Kearney N (2008) Exploring the experiences and perspectives of families using a children’s hospice and professionals providing hospice care to identify future research priorities for children’s hospice care. Palliative Medicine, 22 (8), pp. 921-928. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216308098214

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