Amanda Drury
Experience working with people living with and after cancer has motivated Prof Drury's research interests

Amanda Drury receives commendation from Irish Research Council

Associate Professor in General Nursing at the School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health, Amanda Drury has been awarded an Irish Research Council (IRC) Researcher of the Year commendation.

The research projects that Prof Drury is working on focus on how healthcare professionals and cancer support services can best support people living with and after cancer to live well, and cope with the physical, psychological and social effects of cancer and its treatment. 

Prof Drury completed her PhD in Trinity College Dublin in 2018. For that doctorate, her research explored cancer survivors’ experiences of follow-up care in the Irish healthcare system. 

The results of this research, said Prof Drury, highlight the challenges that people living with and after cancer may experience when they engage with the healthcare system. This can affect their quality of life, she said, and ability to manage the effects of cancer treatment. 

More recently, her research has focused on projects conducted in partnership with people affected by cancer, which aim to build an understanding of the needs of people living with cancer and provide education and training to healthcare professionals to address these needs.