Pär Salander is a licensed clinical psychologist/psychotherapist and specialist in clinical psychology. He is an Associate Professor in psychosocial oncology and Professor at the Department of Social Work, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. Salander is part-time working as a Clinical Psychologist at the Department of Oncology, but first and foremost as a Researcher at the Department of Social Work. His research focuses on psychosocial aspects of cancer. Presently he is first of all engaged in five different research projects: a prospective study in lung cancer focused on how these severely diseased patients deal with strain, an action research project with a specialist nurse function for brain tumour patients and their families, a study of the impact of breast cancer on living an everyday life, a study of the decision process around reconstructive surgery in breast cancer, and finally developmental project focusing on the rehabilitation of head and neck cancer patients and their recovery process in remote areas. His research designs are mostly qualitative and focusing on process. As an expert in psychosocial aspects of cancer he is engaged in the development work of national treatment and rehabilitation programs for different kinds of cancer diseases.
Biography Updated on 9 December 2010