The Future of Cancer and Collective Intelligence in the Post- Covid World
Future WorkingEducation Care and
Future LivingBeyond Cancer Personal
A work-in-progress exhibition of design explorations in to the future of living and working with cancer
About this project
This project is a speculative design exploration into future experiences of working and living with cancer ten years from now, where advances in collective intelligence have evolved to the extent that new forms and ecosystems of medical practice, cancer care and experiences of living with, through and beyond cancer transform how we interact with each other, with health professionals and the communities around us.
The GSA Innovation School’s final year Product Design students and faculty formed a dynamic community of practice with cancer practitioners and researchers from the Institute of Cancer Sciences at The University of Glasgow and beyond to envisage a 2030 cancer blueprint as a series of future world exhibits, and create the designed products, services and experiences for the people who might live and work within this ecosystem.
If collective intelligence holds the potential to truly connect people to people, and people to data, across diverse communities, linking peoples’ lived experiences locally and globally, what kinds of new health and care services might emerge to improve cancer control across the continuum from prevention, detection, treatment and survivorship, and what types of new roles might emerge for citizens, patients and community groups to collaboratively drive these forward with health professionals?
Project worlds are groups of students working together on specific topics, to establish the context for their project and collaborate on research and development. In this iteration of Future Experiences, the worlds were clustered together around ‘Future Working’ and ‘Future Living’ but also joined up across these groups to create pairs of worlds, and in the process generate collective intelligence between the groups.
Care and Treatment
Prevention and Detection
Project Launch Event
AndThen Workshop One
Future Worlds Workshop
Expert Input Session One
Part One Review
AndThen Workshop Two
Expert Input Session Two
Expert Input Session Three
Part Two Review
Institute of Cancer Sciences, University of Glasgow
The Institute of Cancer Sciences is part of a national centre of excellence in the fight against cancer. They carry out a programme of world-class science directed at understanding the molecular changes that cause cancer. They are working to translate scientific discoveries into new drugs or diagnostic and prognostic tools that benefit cancer patients, taking new therapies through preclinical and clinical trials. The Institute of Cancer Sciences is a major component of the Cancer Research UK West of Scotland Cancer Centre.
Professor of Clinical Cancer Research
Rob is Professor of Clinical Cancer Research at the University of Glasgow and a medical oncologist consultant at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre. He is the Director of the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit at Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre.
Professor of Molecular Oncology and Director of Research Impact for the Institute of Cancer Sciences, University of Glasgow
Senior Oncology Trainee at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre
Catherine is a senior oncology trainee at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre where she has trained in delivery of systemic anti-cancer agents and radiotherapy. As the current the CRUK Clinical Trials Fellow at the CRUK Glasgow Clinical Trials Unit she is undertaking PhD research looking at the real life impact of cancer trials.
Senior Clinical Lecturer and an Honorary NHS Consultant Paediatric Haematologist
Chris is a Senior Clinical Lecturer and an Honorary NHS Consultant Paediatric Haematologist. She carries out her NHS clinical duties at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, where she cares for children with a wide range of malignant and non-malignant blood disorders. Her research laboratory is based in the Institute of Cancer Sciences. Chris is immediate past Chair of the ICS VOICE Committee (Visibility, Opportunity, Inclusion, Career development, Equality).
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) Clinical Lecturer and Medical Oncologist
Professor of Respiratory Medicine in Glasgow
Kevin splits his time between the CRUK Beatson Institute/University of Glasgow and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. He is Director of the Macmillan Scottish Mesothelioma Network, which coordinates clinical care and access to trials for Mesothelioma patients in Scotland. His research program is focused on pleural and lung disease, with a particular emphasis on thoracic cancers.
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Cancer Sciences
A specialist in palliative medicine. She is a lead for the UofG Palliative Care online distance learning course.
National Cancer Coordinator & Deputy Head of the non-communicable disease (NCD) Unit, Malawi Ministry of Health.
Member of the Malawi National COVID 19 Task Force.
Head of the Section (Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis) and the Group (Epigenetics Group) at International Agency for Research on Cancer
Zdenko’s research focuses on causes of cancer, mechanisms of cancer development and identification of epigenetic-based biomarkers of environmental exposures and cancer risk. Zdenko is also a painter amateur exploring how art can perk up science.
Head of Education and Training Group, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)/WHO, Lyon
Anouk specialises in training design, E-learning and human resource capacity development.
Senior Lecturer in Community Development and Adult Education
Mia is the co-Director of the Sustainable Futures in Africa. She specialises in literacies and learning, arts and cultural production, and methodologies of research and teaching. Mia’s work in education spans inside and outside schools, community and public contexts, digital and informal learning.
Professor of Health and Wellbeing and the Deputy Head of the College of Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow
Jude is a social anthropologist researching in the field of critical public health. Her research centres on developing understandings of how people can develop and sustain their health and wellbeing outside conventional health care settings, with a particular interest in the health of women and their children living on low income.
Professor of Health Technology Assessment and Director of the Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment (HEHTA) Research Unit at University of Glasgow
Olivia is also Director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Complex Reviews Support Unit (CRSU) – a national methods support unit for evidence synthesis.
The Wolfson Chair in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Glasgow
Jon’s major research interests are in imaging, ultrasonics and medical diagnostics.
Jim is a research and communications professional, specialising in healthcare research consultancy, investigative science writing/editing and knowledge exchange/impact assessment. He is an Impact Officer at the UofG.
Senior Scientific Officer at the CRUK Beatson Institute
Alan’s research interests are in artificial intelligence (AI) applications in cancer drug discovery
Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Marion holds a senior joint appointment with NHS in Scotland as Chief Pharmacist, Public Health and intelligence, National Services Scotland which provides national and specialist services across Scotland.
Independent past-patient stakeholder
Alan is an independent expert who has lived with and beyond cancer.
Staff and Course Tutors
Bob McCaffrey, Zoe Prosser, Mil Stricevic, Kaitlyn DeBiasse, Janet Kelly, Irene Bell, Santini Basra, Freya Harris, Brian Proudfoot, Gordon Hush, Kirsty Ross, Nicol Keith
Digital Health & Care Institute (DHI) Expert group
Don McIntyre, Gemma Teal, Sneha Raman, Jay Bradley