PRMs Collaborative Conversation Series - Mikaela Doig

Mikaela Doig

Mikaela Doig
PhD Can­di­date

Affil­i­a­tion: Allied Health and Human Per­for­mance Aca­d­e­m­ic Unit, Uni­ver­si­ty of South Aus­tralia Icon Can­cer Cen­tre Wind­sor Gardens.

Mikaela Doig is a PhD Can­di­date at Uni­ver­si­ty of South Aus­tralia and a Radi­a­tion Ther­a­pist at Icon Can­cer Cen­tre Wind­sor Gardens.

Q&A with Mikaela

What inter­est­ed you about patient report­ed mea­sures research and/​or projects?

Can­cer treat­ment is a high­ly per­son­al expe­ri­ence with pro­found impacts. Patient-report­ed mea­sures can sup­port our patients in con­vey­ing their out­comes, expe­ri­ences and bur­dens, to help clin­i­cians tai­lor clin­i­cal man­age­ment and support.

What is your biggest achieve­ment in rela­tion to patient report­ed mea­sures research, or the appli­ca­tion of research into practice?

Our research team has co-designed with con­sumers an online, engag­ing, inclu­sive dig­i­tal plat­form to col­lect patient-report­ed health-relat­ed qual­i­ty of life out­comes for chil­dren under­go­ing and fol­low­ing can­cer treatment. 

Our cur­rent research includes a clin­i­cal tri­al of the plat­form, employ­ing an imple­men­ta­tion sci­ence method­ol­o­gy to embed rou­tine col­lec­tion into clin­i­cal prac­tice and a col­lab­o­ra­tive analy­sis of inter­na­tion­al patient-report­ed out­comes col­lect­ed by the Pae­di­atric Pro­ton Pho­ton Con­sor­tium Registry.

How do you approach col­lab­o­ra­tion with con­sumers, car­ers and com­mu­ni­ty? Or how do think we can work togeth­er to keep mak­ing advance­ments in this space?

Noth­ing about us, with­out us” is a key quote used by advo­ca­cy groups through­out his­to­ry. It is essen­tial that research pri­or­i­ties are con­sumer-dri­ven and focused, to facil­i­tate clin­i­cal trans­la­tion and mean­ing­ful outcomes.

Con­tact Mikaela

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