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Sumayyah Patel

University of Leeds
School of Psychology
Characterising the Cognitive, Neurophysiological and Neuropsychological Profile of Multiple Myeloma Patients

I graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology (with Industry) at the University of Leeds. I am currently completing a PhD project in Cognitive Neuropsychology funded by Leeds Doctoral Scholarships. My research is concerned with understanding cognition and functionality in multiple myeloma, a haematological malignancy that remains incurable. My project aims to explore the longitudinal impact of disease- and treatment- related variables on physical, mental, cognitive, neurophysiological, and behavioural health of patients to improve provision of care and quality of life.

As a British Asian Muslim who completed her undergraduate studies in a predominantly white University (and is pursuing a PhD in the same environment), I am incredibly passionate about the advocacy of student voice and improving access and success of under-represented students. My motivation to join YCEDE stems from both my own background and my appreciation of YCEDE for funding the summer internship which inspired me to pursue my current PhD.