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Lauren completed her undergraduate psychology degree at the University of West Florida, later obtaining her MSc Psychology here at Coventry University. In 2014 Lauren was an intern at the Anna Freud Centre, working on the IMPACT-ME trial, which examined the personal experience of young people undergoing therapy for moderate to severe depression and incorporating the experiences of their families and their therapists. Lauren was also involved in the SIPS Jr trial at King’s College London, developing and screening alcohol interventions for young people aged 14-17. In her free time Lauren volunteers with Cruse Bereavement Care, providing counselling styled support for children, young people, and adults experiencing difficulties related to grief.

Research Interests

Cancer; Young people; Alcohol interventions

Vision Statement

My research is inspired by a desire to support people to make healthy changes in their lives through targeted interventions; I am especially passionate about working with patients in healthcare settings. My research aims to achieve lasting changes that contribute to the health and wellbeing of individuals.

Education/Academic qualification

MSc, Coventry University


Degree, University of West Florida


External positions

Research Assistant, King's College London

Sep 2014May 2015

Intern, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Apr 2014Aug 2014

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Research Output 2016 2019

  • 4 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 5 Article
  • 3 Abstract
11 Downloads (Pure)

Feasibility randomised controlled trial of a guided workbook intervention to support work-related goals among cancer survivors in the UK

Grunfeld, E., Schumacher, L., Armaou, M., Woods, P., Rolf, P., Sutton, A., Zarkar, A. & Sadhra, S., 21 Jan 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 1, e022746.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Referral and Consultation
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Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction wound healing and the association of perceived stress and serum cortisol levels

Schumacher, L., Renshaw, D., Park, A. & Grunfeld, E., 2018. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Wound Healing

Engagement and experiences of a workbook based intervention to support return‐to‐work for cancer survivors

Schumacher, L., Armaou, M., Sadhra, S., Sutton, A., Rolf, P., Zarkar, A. & Grunfeld, E., 2017, p. 3-3. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Open Access
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