Catherine Paterson


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Project are available related to cancer care, unmet supportive care needs, complex interventions, ehealth, urology, uro-oncology, prehabilitation


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Professor Catherine Paterson is a Clinical Chair in Nursing, Faculty of Health, University of Canberra & Canberra Health Services.   

Catherine completed her Ph.D. in 2013 and holds the following educational qualifications from the UK all with Distinctions (BA, MSc, non-medical prescribing, PGCert. LTA, FHEA).  Catherine is a registered nurse in Australia (APRHA). 

Catherine conducts research in all areas of urology, and uro-oncology.  She has expertise in conducting systematic reviews, ecological momentary assessment methodology, mixed methods, and complex interventions.  She has experience of working in health services research for over 15 years.

Catherine has published widely and supervises HDR students.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Exploring prostate cancer patients’ self-management demands and social support experiences using questionnaire and behavioural diaries: Does social support buffer the relationship between coping and HRQoL? , University of Dundee

Award Date: 20 Jan 2013

Master, Nursing, University of Aberdeen

Award Date: 20 Jul 2007

Bachelor, Nursing (Distinction), Robert Gordon University

Award Date: 20 Apr 2004

External positions

Senior Lecturer, Robert Gordon University

2019 → …

Researcher, University of Aberdeen

2017 → …


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