Cancer Survivors and their managers: the return to work process

Cancer Survivors and their managers: the return to work process

Seeking participants

Are you a cancer survivor who is about to or has recently returned to work? University of South Australia would love to talk to you…


Master of Psychology student Sarah Trankalis is working with Dr Amanda Hutchinson and Associate Professor Michelle Tuckey at the University of South Australia to explore and further understand the experience of cancer survivors who have returned to work, and managers who have worked with them through this process.

Current research suggests that by meeting the needs of cancer survivors, they are more likely to successfully return to work and experience improved quality of life. Additionally, managers are more likely to facilitate a successful return to work and have access to return to work processes/supports in the future if their needs are also met.

Sarah and the team are looking for participants between the ages of 18 to 65 who are either cancer survivors who have returned to work for more than 12 hours a week, or managers who have supported a cancer survivor through this process.

Participation involves completing a questionnaire about your engagement with work, support in the workplace and your demographic information, as well as a one-hour phone or face-to-face interview depending on your preference and location.

To register interest or for further information regarding this study, please email

This research project has been approved by the University of South Australia’s Human Research Ethics Committee.

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