Last Name: Michel
Position Title: Senior Research Fellow
Job Responsibilities As above: Research
About Me/My interests: After a PhD in Clinical/Health Psychology I started working at the Swiss Childhood Cancer Registry. In 2006, we started to set up the Swiss Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (SCCSS) with a focus on somatic, psychological, and social late effects, quality of life and health behavior. Associated studies now concentrate on follow-up care and transition to adult care. My main interests are in the area of psychological and social late effects after childhood cancer, and organization of follow-up care including transition to adult care.
Training Opportunities: Yes: PhD at the Graduate School of Health Sciences, University of Bern, Switzerland
My Contact Information:
Address: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Finkenhubelweg 11, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
Phone: +41 31 631 56 40
Topics of Interest for Collaboration: Childhood Cancer, Survivorship, Follow-up, Transition, Late effects
Publications that may be of interest to others:
Kuehni CE, Strippoli MPF, Rueegg CS, Rebholz CE, Bergstraesser E, Grotzer M, von der Weid NX & Michel G for the Swiss Pediatric Oncology Group (SPOG) (2012). Educational attainment in Swiss childhood cancer survivors compared with the general population. Cancer. 118(5), 1439-1449.
Michel G., Kuehni CE, Rebholz CE, Zimmermann K, Eiser C, Rueegg CS, & von der Weid NX. (2011). Can health beliefs help explaining attendance to follow-up care? The Swiss Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Psycho-Oncology. 20(10), 1034-1043.
Michel, G., Greenfield, D., Absolom, K. & Eiser, C. (2011). Follow-up care after childhood and young adult cancer: Satisfaction and associations with coping style. Psycho-Oncology. 20(8), 813-822.
Michel, G., Rebholz, C., von der Weid, N.X., Bergstraesser, E. & Kuehni, C.E. (2010). Psychological distress in adult childhood cancer survivors: the Swiss Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 28(10), 1740-1747.
Michel, G., Abel, Th., Fuhr, D.C., Bisegger, C.and the Kidscreen Group (2009). Age and gender differences in health related quality of life of children and adolescents across Europe: a multilevel analysis. Quality of life research. 18 (9), 1147-1157.