Thesis examination

A significant doctoral thesis in the field of fears of cancer recurrence was awarded in Radboud University, Nijmegen on Monday 16th June 2017.  The candidate – Marieke van de Wal was questioned in public session by 7 opponents including the international examiner Prof Gerry Humphris.  Her performance was exemplary and she fully deserved her doctorate which included: a cross-sectional survey, a case presentation, and a major RCT known as SWORD to test a psychological intervention to reduce recurrence fears.  The pictures show the formality of Radboud’s ceremony, the candidate following the exam process at the cake and coffee celebration and a front cover photo of the thesis ‘book’.