Shauna Malone is an Irish Cancer Society Research Scholar in the School of Health and Human Performance at Dublin City University.
Her doctorate is assessing the role of exercise affecting the ‘physical fitness and quality of life in individuals with lung cancer scheduled for surgery’. Specialist Screening Healthcare Ireland’s Clinical Director, Professor Karen Redmond would advocate individual tailored exercise programmes to improve on clinical and psychological outcomes in patients undergoing surgery for lung cancer. Shauna is also researching the perceptions and preferences for exercise in individuals with Stage IV cancer being treated for debilitating breathlessness due to pleural effusions.
Shauna is a graduate of the Sports Science and Health degree programme in DCU where she was awarded an Academic Excellence in Research Award from the School of Health and Human Performance. Following this, she received a postgraduate scholarship to study the MSc. in Preventive Cardiology from NUIG. Shauna is also a BACPR (British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation) qualified exercise instructor who teaches exercise classes for individuals with a variety of chronic illnesses, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. Shauna has had the opportunity to present at many national and international events and has published in her area of expertise.