Returning to Work after Cancer – The Role of Workplace Resources

Project ID: 2020_004_WHT_01

Many people diagnosed with cancer must negotiate time off from work to undergo treatment and think about how best to return to work after treatment. While many workplaces support their staff during this period, some people report better experiences with their employers than others. This project aims to understand the role different workplace factors (i.e communication, HR policies etc.) may have in these experiences.


The researcher: Professor Vicki White

Victoria White has over 25 years’ experience in cancer control and oncology research. Currently working in the School of Psychology at Deakin University, Victoria previously worked as a researcher at Cancer Council Victoria. Her work has focused on understanding how people affected by cancer can best be supported through health services during treatment and follow-up and also by support programs offered by different community organisations.

Who is eligible?

You are eligible to participate in this project if you :

  • have been diagnosed with cancer in the past 5 years
  • were employed at the time of your diagnosis


What does this project involve?

The project involves completing an online questionnaire which should take approximately 20 minutes.

Where is the project being conducted?

This project is being conducted by researchers at Deakin University. As it is an online study, it can be done at a time and place convenient for you.


How do I express interest in participating?

To get more information about this project:

  • Click on “Yes, I’m interested” at the bottom of this page and follow the prompts.
  • Call us on 1300 709 485 and we can help you through the process. Register4 is an online register, so have your email address ready.

After we verify your details, we will send you an invitation email. The invitation email formally asks whether you give Register4 permission to forward your contact details to the researcher. You will also have the opportunity to specify which contact details you would like us to send to the researcher on your behalf.