Ms Carol Maddock
Research Officer
Centre for Innovative Ageing
Telephone: (01792) 602048

Carol joined OPAN Cymru in November 2011 as the Research Network Coordinator. Carol coordinates the development of OPAN’s research activities on older people and ageing.

After qualifying as a therapy radiographer in 1988 Carol worked in Guy’s, Singleton and Westmead (Sydney) hospitals, before working as an Application Specialist for Phillips Medical Systems. She completed an MA in Health Promotion (Europe) in 2000 and then worked for Swansea Council for Voluntary Service as a health development worker.

Carol worked on two NHMRC funded projects during two year spent at the University of New South Wales (2007-09). One project involved the development of a patient reported adverse event tool and the second on the development and tool design for the PHF Project (Patient-Held Electronic and Paper Portable Health File), a randomised controlled trial. More recently worked for Tenovus Cancer Charity on the Eurocancercoms project: an ambitious 2 year FP7-funded European Commission project to provide proof-of-concept for integrating cancer information using cutting edge technology to provide a unique platform for providing cancer intelligence to the public, patients and cancer healthcare professionals. Carol presented findings from this research via publications and posters displayed at The European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress, in Stockholm 2011

Research interests/subjects:
Health promotion and reducing health inequalities; mechanisms for addressing information needs including effective communication to support informed decision making around health issues.

Areas of Expertise

  • Health Promotion
  • Community Development


  1. & Online information as a decision making aid for cancer patients: recommendations from the Eurocancercoms project.. European journal of cancer 48(7), 1055-1059.
  2. & Cancer guideline development in Europe: A survey among ECCO members. European Journal of Cancer 48(9), 1392-1400.
  3. & Online information needs of cancer patients and their organizations.. Ecancermedicalscience 5, 235
  4. & To know or not to know? Not the only question in familial breast cancer risk communication.. Ecancermedicalscience 5, 239
  5. & Patient perceptions of carrying their own health information: approaches towards responsibility and playing an active role in their own health - implications for a patient-held health file. Health Expectations 13(4), 416