Psychology and Cancer

Poster for Prof. Leslie Walker

Poster for Prof. Leslie Walker

Leslie G Walker is Emeritus Professor of Cancer Rehabilitation at the University of Hull, Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom.

Until November 2009, in addition to holding the Foundation Chair of Cancer Rehabilitation, he was the Clinical Lead for the Division of Cancer in the Postgraduate Medical Institute, University of Hull. He was also Director of the Institute of Rehabilitation (a joint venture between the University of Hull and the local NHS Trusts), and a member of the Faculty of the Hull York Medical School (HYMS).

In 1999, he founded a unique Oncology Health Service (funded by Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust) and he directed the service until 2009 when he retired from the NHS. Each year, more than 2,500 people with cancer access the Service for the first time, and each week some 375 people with cancer and their relatives attend the custom built, fully integrated Oncology Health Centre at Castle Hill Hospital. The service has won a number of awards, and the approach is internationally known as the “Hull model”.

For more information, see Prof. Walker’s website.