Lauren Heathcote, Ph.D., is the IPOS Early Career Director and Deputy Chair of the IPOS FORwards SIG. She recently completed a 5-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine in the U.S. and is now a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) of Health Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience at King’s College London in the U.K.
Her research focuses on understanding what drives quality-of-life outcomes such as fear of cancer recurrence and symptom burden (e.g., pain, fatigue) in childhood and adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors, and using these findings to develop novel, mechanistically-precise interventions. She has published over 65 papers in peer-reviewed journals such as The Lancet Oncology, JAMA Oncology, and Psycho-Oncology.
As a members of IPOS Editorial Board, Lauren is dedicated to supporting our early career psycho-oncology community through training, mentorship, and collaboration.