Examining the effectiveness of Work and Cancer for women with Breast Cancer

This is a multi-site cluster randomised control trial to test the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of Work and Cancer, a six-week, occupational therapy led programme, for women with breast cancer. Implementation of Work and Cancer will be examined through a process evaluation.


Health Research Board: Definitive Intervention and Feasibility Award (DIFA-2023-006)

Research Team

Deirdre Connolly, TCD; Professor Kathleen Bennett, RCSI; Professor Pamela Gallagher, DCU; Professor Sheena McHugh, UCC; Professor Paddy Gillespie, NUIG; Professor Kathleen Lyons, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions; Professor Catherine Kelly, Mater Hospital and UCD; Dr Naomi Algeo, TCD and St. James’s Hospital, Dublin; and Ms. Louise Mullen, National Cancer Control Programme.

Research Collaborators

Mr. Paul Brown, Hope Cancer Support Wexford; Ms. Bernie McHugh, LARCC Cancer Support; Ms. Bridget Kerrigan, Sligo; Ms. Deirdre Grant - ARC Cancer Support Group (South Circular Road, Eccles Street and Herbert Avenue); Ms. Tracy McDaid, Solas Cancer Support Centre, Waterford; Dr Helen Greally - Cancer Care West, Galway and Donegal; Ms. Mary Ruddy - Cuisle Cancer Support Centre, Portlaoise; and Ms. Anne Ivory - Greystones Cancer Support Centre, Co. Wicklow.