Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Honorary Research Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 3192stephanie.archer




5.03Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus





Dr Stephanie Archer is Chartered Psychologist who holds a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Health Psychology. Steph's PhD focused on the improvement of quality of life and patient experience of women undergoing treatment for gynaecological cancer. Projects included in her PhD focused on the use of complementary and alternative medicines to improve quality of life, and the impact of enhanced recovery programmes on patients' experiences of surgical care. Steph has also completed work looking at the role of arts therapy in cancer care and the experiences of women who choose not to undergo breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer.

Steph's current research interests focus on how we can improve the safety of care in the mental health setting. Additionally, Steph leads on a project exploring how we can make care safer for older adults, particularly those with dementia. Steph is also leading research exploring communication and safety at the end of life. 



Wedderburn S, Archer S, Tischkowitz M, et al., 2021, Update: Variable implementation of the 2018 UKCGG/UKGTN guidelines for breast cancer gene panel tests offered by UK genetics services, Journal of Medical Genetics, Vol:58, ISSN:0022-2593, Pages:579-580

Archer S, Cheung NHY, Williams I, et al., 2021, The impact of digital health interventions on the psychological outcomes of patients and families receiving paediatric palliative care: a systematic review and narrative synthesis, Palliative Medicine, ISSN:0269-2163

Archer S, Calanzani N, Honey S, et al., 2021, Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer assessment in primary care: a qualitative study of GP views, British Journal of General Practice Open, ISSN:2398-3795

Lee A, Yang X, Tyrer J, et al., 2021, A Comprehensive Epithelial Tubo-Ovarian Cancer Risk Prediction Model Incorporating Genetic and Epidemiological Risk Factors, Journal of Medical Genetics, ISSN:0022-2593

Bielinska A, Archer S, Obanobi A, et al., 2021, Advance care planning in older hospitalised patients following an emergency admission: a mixed methods study, Plos One, Vol:16, ISSN:1932-6203, Pages:1-14

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