Yasemin Hirst is a behavioural scientist and a chartered Health Psychologist currently based at the Lancaster Medical School, the University of Lancaster as a Research Fellow. Her research interests have been focused on developing a better understanding of the inequalities in cancer outcomes specifically improving the adoption of cancer risk-reducing behaviours such as cancer screening uptake and promoting earlier presentation in primary care among individuals who are experiencing symptoms potentially associated with cancer. Currently, she’s working on an NIHR funded project looking at inequalities in the support and care, called Prehabilitation, provided to patients before cancer surgery.