Professor of Psychosocial and Medical Oncology
Professor Galina Velikova is an academic Medical Oncologist at the University of Leeds and Leeds Teaching Hospitals, UK with over 15 years track record of successful patient-centred research using electronic Patient-Reported-Outcome Measures in daily practice and clinical trials. She currently leads a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 5-year Programme Grant for applied research on patient self-reported symptoms and toxicity, using an online reporting system (QTool), uniquely integrated in electronic records, along re-designed care pathways for remote monitoring during cancer treatment to improve patient safety. Further research projects evaluate the use of the electronic system for remote monitoring and follow-up of cancer patients after treatment.
She has experience in leading collaborative research, both nationally and internationally, such as Quality of Life sub-studies of international breast cancer trials (TACT2, SUPREMO). Professor Velikova is past Chair of British Psychosocial Oncology Society, EORTC Quality of Life Group; and past President of International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL).
She is a practicing oncologist (Consultant in Medical Oncology) with clinical work focused on systemic treatment of breast cancer patients with early and advanced disease.