Rosa Greasley, PhD student researching exercise interventions in men with end stage prostate cancer

Postgraduate Study at Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Rosa Greasley is a PhD student researching exercise interventions in men with end stage prostate cancer or metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Rosa successfully applied for a fully-funded scholarship in 2015.

Rosa survived childhood lymphoma and her experiences motivated her to pursue a research career and help the fight against cancer.

'My interest in cancer research began at the age of sixteen when I was diagnosed with a type of blood cancer called Hodgkins Lymphoma. My experience during my illness wasn't great, so I wanted to turn this around and bring something positive out of the situation and decided on a career in oncology.

I applied to Sheffield Hallam because they are doing some world leading research in this area and it’s a great opportunity to join a world class research team. My PhD has given me the chance to uniquely offer both patient and scientific perspectives into cancer research and the scholarship that I received has been crucial to my studies.

My main area of research is advanced prostate cancer. My work particularly focuses on exercise interventions in men with end stage prostate cancer or metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. There hasn't been a great amount of research done for this group of patients and they've been quite a neglected group with only a handful of therapeutic developments in recent years. I hope that my work could really transform their quality of life.

Sheffield Hallam has provided me with a great opportunity to carry out this research in an excellent environment but equally with excellent support, especially from my research team who I hope to work with long into the future.'

Sheffield Hallam are offering a range of PhD scholarships starting in autumn 2017 - apply before 12 noon on Friday 24 February 2017. For more details, visit our website.

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