I am an Associate Professor in ageing, and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences.
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.
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!
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
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
Chartered Scientist Chartered Scientist with the British Psychological Society
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.
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.
Silveira Bianchim M, Turley R, Uny I, Forbat L, Caes L, Jordan A, Noyes J & France EF (2022) The views of young people with neurological conditions and their families on chronic pain, services and treatments – a descriptive synthesis. Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference 2022, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 07.04.2022-09.04.2022.
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.
Silveria Bianchim M, Turley R, Uny I, Forbat L, Caes L, Jordan b, Noyes J & France E (2022) The views of young people with neurological conditions and their families on chronic pain, services and treatments – a descriptive synthesis. 13th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Auckland, New Zealand & online, 24.03.2022-27.03.2022.
Koerner J, Johnston N, Samara J, Liu W, Chapman M & Forbat L (2021) Context and mechanisms that enable implementation of specialist palliative care Needs Rounds in care homes: results from a qualitative interview study. BMC Palliative Care, 20, Art. No.: 118. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12904-021-00812-4
Lyons O, Forbat L, Menson E, Chisholm JC, Pryde K, Conlin S, Felton V, Ingle S, McKenzie C, Ramachandran R, Sayer C, Snowball C, Strachan-Gadsby E, Tisovszky N & Barclay S (2021) Transforming training into practice with the conflict management framework: a mixed methods study. BMJ Paediatrics Open, 5 (1), Art. No.: e001088. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjpo-2021-001088
Tseliou E, Burck C, Forbat L, Strong T & O’Reilly M (2021) The Discursive Performance of Change Process in Systemic and Constructionist Therapies: A Systematic Meta-Synthesis Review of In-Session Therapy Discourse. Family Process, 60 (1), pp. 42-63. https://doi.org/10.1111/famp.12560
Tseliou E, Burck C, Forbat L, Strong T & O’Reilly M (2021) How is Systemic and Constructionist Therapy Change Process Narrated in Retrospective Accounts of Therapy? A Systematic Meta-synthesis Review. Family Process, 60 (1), pp. 64-83. https://doi.org/10.1111/famp.12562
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
Forbat L, Johnston N & Mitchell I (2020) Defining 'specialist palliative care': findings from a Delphi study of clinicians. Australian Health Review, 44 (2), pp. 313-321. https://doi.org/10.1071/ah18198
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
Forbat L (2020) The role and value of family therapy for people living with cancer: a rapid review of recent evidence. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care, 14 (3), pp. 263-269. https://doi.org/10.1097/spc.0000000000000504
Forbat L, Liu W, Koerner J, Lam L, Samara J, Chapman M & Johnston N (2020) Reducing time in acute hospitals: A stepped-wedge randomised control trial of a specialist palliative care intervention in residential care homes. Palliative Medicine, 34 (5), pp. 571-579. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216319891077
Forbat E, Lui W, Koerner J, Lam L, Johnston N, Samara J & Chapman M (2020) Improved quality of death and dying in care homes: a palliative care stepped wedge randomized control trial in Australia. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 68 (2), pp. 305-312. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16192
Forbat L, Mnatzaganian G & Barclay S (2019) The Healthcare Conflict Scale: development, validation and reliability testing of a tool for use across clinical settings. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 33 (6), pp. 680-688. https://doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2019.1593117
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
Forbat L & Barclay S (2019) Reducing healthcare conflict: outcomes from using the conflict management framework. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 104 (4), pp. 328-332. https://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2018-315647
Liu W, Forbat L & Anderson K (2019) Death of a close friend: Short and long-term impacts on physical, psychological and social well-being. PLOS ONE, 14 (4), Art. No.: e0214838. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0214838
Johnston N, Lovell C, Liu W, Chapman M & Forbat L (2019) Normalising and planning for death in residential care: findings from a qualitative focus group study of a specialist palliative care intervention. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, 9 (1) p. 2016, Art. No.: e12. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2016-001127
Forbat L, Liu W, Lam L, Johnson N, Chapman M & Koerner J (2019) Integrating specialist palliative care into residential care for older people: a stepped wedge trial (INSPIRED trial). Calvary Public Hospital. Canberra, Australia: Australian Catholic University.
Forbat L, Liu W, Lam L, Johnson N, Chapman M & Koerner J (2018) Specialist palliative care in nursing homes: Integrating care to improve quality of life and reduce costs. University of Stirling. Stirling. https://www.stir.ac.uk/research/public-policy-hub/policy-briefings/
Forbat L, Chapman M, Lovell C, Liu W & Johnson N (2018) Specialist palliative care in care homes: Integrating care could improve quality of life and reduce costs (Pilot study). University of Stirling. Stirling. https://www.stir.ac.uk/research/public-policy-hub/policy-briefings/
Forbat L, Chapman M, Lovell C, Liu W & Johnston N (2018) Improving specialist palliative care in residential care for older people: a checklist to guide practice. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, 8 (3), pp. 347-353. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2017-001332
Forbat L (2018) What can systemic psychotherapy offer clinical practice and public debates on assisted dying?: Assisted dying and systemic psychotherapy. Journal of Family Therapy, 40 (3), pp. 413-427. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-6427.12171
Gibson F, Kumpunen S, Bryan G & Forbat L (2018) Insights from parents of a child with leukaemia and healthcare professionals about sharing illness and treatment information: A qualitative research study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 83, pp. 91-102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.04.008
Forbat L, François K, O'Callaghan L & Kulikowski J (2018) Family Meetings in Inpatient Specialist Palliative Care: A Mechanism to Convey Empathy. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 55 (5), pp. 1253-1259. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.01.020
Chapman M, Johnston N, Lovell C, Forbat L & Liu W (2018) Avoiding costly hospitalisation at end of life: findings from a specialist palliative care pilot in residential care for older adults. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, 8 (1), pp. 102-109. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2015-001071
Carolan C, Smith A, Davies GR & Forbat L (2018) Seeking, accepting and declining help for emotional distress in cancer: A systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative evidence. European Journal of Cancer Care, 27 (2), Art. No.: e12720. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.12720
Forbat L, Robertson J & McNamee P (2018) Couple therapy following prostate cancer surgery: A manual to guide treatment. Journal of Family Therapy, 40 (S1), pp. S86-S110. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-6427.12129
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
François K, Lobb E, Barclay S & Forbat L (2017) The nature of conflict in palliative care: A qualitative exploration of the experiences of staff and family members. Patient Education and Counseling, 100 (8), pp. 1459-1465. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2017.02.019
Forbat L, Kunicki N, Chapman M & Lovell C (2017) How and why are subcutaneous fluids administered in an advanced illness population: a systematic review. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26 (9-10), pp. 1204-1216. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.13683
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
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
Forbat L, Haraldsdottir E, Lewis M & Hepburn K (2016) Supporting the provision of palliative care in the home environment: a proof-of-concept single-arm trial of a PalliativE Carers Education Package (PrECEPt). BMJ Open, 6 (10), Art. No.: e012681. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012681
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
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
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
Hubbard G, Gorely T, Ozakinci G, Polson R & Forbat L (2016) A systematic review and narrative summary of family-based smoking cessation interventions to help adults quit smoking. BMC Family Practice, 17 (1), Art. No.: 73. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12875-016-0457-4
Forbat L & Hubbard G (2016) Service user involvement in research may lead to contrary rather than collaborative accounts: findings from a qualitative palliative care study. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72 (4), pp. 759-769. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.12865
Carolan C, Forbat L & Smith A (2016) Developing the DESCARTE Model: The Design of Case Study Research in Health Care. Qualitative Health Research, 26 (5), pp. 626-639. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732315602488
Carolan C, Forbat L & Smith A (2016) Developing multi-perspective methodology: using triadic family interviews to understand experience in families. The 11th Palliative Care Congress, Glasgow, 09/03/2016 - 11/03/2016. Palliative Medicine, 30 (4), pp. S10-S11. http://pmj.sagepub.com/content/30/4/S1.full; https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216316631462
Forbat L, Sayer C, McNamee P, Menson E & Barclay S (2016) Conflict in a paediatric hospital: a prospective mixed-method study. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 101 (1), pp. 23-27. https://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2015-308814
Hill H, Evans J & Forbat L (2015) Nurses respond to patients' psychosocial needs by dealing, ducking, diverting and deferring: An observational study of a hospice ward. BMC Nursing, 14 (1), Art. No.: 60. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12912-015-0112-8
Forbat L, Black L & Dulger K (2015) What clinicians think of manualized psychotherapy interventions: findings from a systematic review. Journal of Family Therapy, 37 (4), pp. 409-428. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-6427.12036
Forbat L, Teuten B & Barclay S (2015) Conflict escalation in paediatric services: Findings from a qualitative study. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 100 (8), pp. 769-773. https://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2014-307780
Carolan C, Forbat L & Smith A (2015) Developing DESCARTE: using the prism of mixed-methods to advance case study design in healthcare research. MMIRA San Antonio Mixed Methods Regional Conference, San Antonio, TX, 03.08.2015-04.08.2015. http://www.nursing.uthscsa.edu/ce/MMIRA_AGENDA.pdf
Carolan C, Smith A & Forbat L (2015) Conceptualising psychological distress in families in palliative care: findings from a systematic review. Palliative Medicine, 29 (7), pp. 605-632. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216315575680
Forbat L, McNamee P, Robertson J, McNeill A, Bollina P, Molloy G, Bowers J & Kelly D (2015) Psychosexual support following prostate cancer surgery: Feasibility pilot study of a couple-based intervention. Prostate Cancer UK.
Hubbard G, Macmillan I, Canny A, Forbat L, Neal RD, O'Carroll R, Haw S & Kyle RG (2014) Cancer symptom awareness and barriers to medical help-seeking in Scottish adolescents: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health, 14, Art. No.: 1117. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-1117
Malcolm C, Gibson F, Adams S, Anderson G & Forbat L (2014) A relational understanding of sibling experiences of children with rare life-limiting conditions: findings from a qualitative study. Journal of Child Health Care, 18 (3), pp. 230-240. https://doi.org/10.1177/1367493513485825
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
Hill H, Paley J & Forbat L (2014) Observations of professional-patient relationships: A mixed-methods study exploring whether familiarity is a condition for nurses' provision of psychosocial support. Palliative Medicine, 28 (3), pp. 256-263. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216313499960
Forbat L, Hubbard G, Place M, Leung H & Kelly D (2014) The role of interpersonal relationships in men's attendance in primary care: qualitative findings in a cohort of men with prostate cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer, 22 (2), pp. 409-415. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-013-1989-y
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
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
Kyle RG, Nicoll A, Forbat L & Hubbard G (2013) Adolescents' awareness of cancer risk factors and associations with health-related behaviours. Health Education Research, 28 (5), pp. 816-827. https://doi.org/10.1093/her/cyt055
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
Forbat L, Place MA, Kelly D, Hubbard G, Boyd K, Howie C & Leung H (2013) A cohort study reporting clinical risk factors and individual risk perceptions of prostate cancer: implications for PSA testing. BJU International, 111 (3), pp. 389-395. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1464-410X.2012.11316.x
Kyle RG, Forbat L, Rauchhaus P & Hubbard G (2013) Increased cancer awareness among British adolescents after a school-based educational intervention: a controlled before-and-after study with 6-month follow-up. BMC Public Health, 13 (190). https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-190
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
Malcolm C, Hain R, Gibson F, Adams S, Anderson G & Forbat L (2012) Challenging symptoms in children with rare life-limiting conditions: findings from a prospective diary and interview study with families. Acta Paediatrica, 101 (9), pp. 985-992. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1651-2227.2012.02680.x
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
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/
Forbat L, McManus E & Haraldsdottir E (2012) Clinical Implications for Supporting Caregivers at the End-of-Life: Findings and from a Qualitative Study. Contemporary Family Therapy, 34 (2), pp. 282-292. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10591-012-9194-6
Hubbard G, McLachlan K, Forbat L & Munday D (2012) Recognition by family members that relatives with neurodegenerative disease are likely to die within a year: a meta-ethnography. Palliative Medicine, 26 (2), pp. 108-122. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216311402712
Hadjiconstantinou M & Forbat L (2012) Securing ethical permissions to conduct research with children. Nursing Children and Young People, 24 (1), pp. 22-25. http://nursingchildrenandyoungpeople.rcnpublishing.co.uk/archive/browse-by-volume/24/1
Forbat L, White I, Marshall-Lucette S & Kelly D (2012) Discussing the sexual consequences of treatment in radiotherapy and urology consultations with couples affected by prostate cancer. BJU International, 109 (1), pp. 98-103. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1464-410X.2011.10257.x
Forbat L & Place MA (2011) Prostate cancer: Exploring the reasons for timing of presentation and diagnosis. Summary Report. The Prostate Cancer Charity. Stirling: Cancer Care Research Centre (CCRC) / University of Stirling. http://www.cancercare.stir.ac.uk/reports/2011%20-%20Reports/
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
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
Malcolm C, Forbat L, Anderson G, Gibson F & Hain R (2011) Challenging symptom profiles of life-limiting conditions in children: A survey of care professionals and families. Palliative Medicine, 25 (4), pp. 357-364. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216310391346
Kidd L, Forbat L, Kochen MM & Kearney N (2011) The supportive care needs of carers of people affected by cancer stationed in British Forces Germany. European Journal of Cancer Care, 20 (2), pp. 212-219. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2354.2009.01157.x
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
Forbat L (2010) Strengthening the position of family therapy and systemic practice through methodology. Human Systems, 21 (2), pp. 293-294. http://www.humansystemsjournal.eu/library/volume-21-2010/issue-2
Forbat L (2010) Living with Learning Disabilities, Dying with Cancer. Thirteen Personal Stories. Review of: Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, London: Jessica Kingsley, 2009, pp. 272. ISBN 978-1-84905-027-2.. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 38 (4), pp. 329-330. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3156.2010.00656.x
Hubbard G, Cunningham N, Rowa-Dewar NJ, Forbat L & Kearney N (2010) Treatment decision-making in cancer care: The role of the carer. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19 (13-14), pp. 2023-2031. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.03062.x
Cunningham N, Forbat L, Hubbard G & Kearney N (2010) The importance of relationships in the experience of cancer: A re-working of the policy ideal of the whole-systems approach. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 14 (1), pp. 23-28. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/14623889; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2009.06.006
Cayless S, Forbat L, Cunningham N, Hubbard G & Kearney N (2010) Men with prostate cancer over the first year of illness: their experiences as biographical disruption. Supportive Care in Cancer, 18 (1), pp. 11-19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-009-0624-4
Forbat L & McCann LA (2010) Adults with intellectual disabilities affected by cancer: critical challenges for the involvement agenda. European Journal of Cancer Care, 19 (1), pp. 91-97. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2354.2008.00979.x
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
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
Malcolm C, Knighting K, Forbat L & Kearney N (2009) Prioritisation of future research topics for children's hospice care by its key stakeholders: a Delphi study. Palliative Medicine, 23 (5), pp. 298-405. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216309104061
Hubbard G, Forbat L, Cunningham N, McCann LA, Cayless S, Kidd L, Wengstrom Y & Kearney N (2009) Disrupted lives and threats to identity: The experiences of people with cancer within the first year following diagnosis. Psycho-Oncology, 18 (Supplement 2), pp. S35-S35. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.1594
Forbat L, Maguire R, McCann LA, Cunningham N & Kearney N (2009) The use of technology in cancer care: applying Foucault's ideas to explore the changing dynamics of power in health care. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65 (2), pp. 306-315. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2008.04870.x
Forbat L, Cayless S, Knighting K & Kearney N (2009) Engaging patients in health care: An empirical study of the role of engagement on attitudes and action. Patient Education and Counseling, 74 (1), pp. 84-90. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/07383991; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2008.07.055
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
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
Johnston B, Forbat L & Hubbard G (2008) Involving and engaging patients in cancer and palliative care research: workshop presentation. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 14 (11), pp. 554-557. https://doi.org/10.12968/ijpn.2008.14.11.31760
Wrate RM & Forbat L (2008) Introducing research methods and reflexivity into family therapy training. Journal of Family Therapy, 30 (4), pp. 517-528. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/121474478/abstract; https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6427.2008.00434.x
Satge D, Forbat L & Merrick J (2008) Editorial: Cancer in people with an intellectual disability. Are we ready?. International Journal on Disability and Human Development, 7 (4), pp. 363-364. https://doi.org/10.1515/IJDHD.2008.7.4.363