Joshua McDonough

Joshua McDonough

Research Associate

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Joshua is a research associate with the Vaccinology and Immunology Research Trials Unit (VIRTU) based in the Women's and Children's Hospital. His current work is focused on planning, implementing, and analysing qualitative elements of numerous research activities.

Joshua's previous research has involved investigating the health-related quality of life in patients who are diagnosed with, and treated for, soft tissue sarcoma. Joshua's research includes both quantitative and qualitative elements.

PhD project: Health-related quality of life in patients with sarcoma

Joshua's PhD project seeks to explore health-related quality of life issues in patients with sarcoma. His research proposal includes:

  • A systematic review of previous research in health-related quality of life in patients with sarcoma.
  • In-depth patient interviews investigating what health-related quality of life issues are relevant to patients with sarcoma, and how these issues and needs change throughout diagnosis, treatment, and short-term follow-up. 
  • Conceptualising relevant health-related quality of life issues for patients with sarcoma, and using that to create a questionnaire that measures health-related quality of life in this population.
  • Piloting an STS-specific HRQoL instrument in clinical practice


  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2018 Research Award Best Poster Presentation Public Health Association Australia -
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2017 - 2021 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2013 - 2016 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)
  • Research Interests

2019-2021 Workshop facilitator - Create. Communicate. Connect.
2018 Tutor - Health and Illness in Populations


  • Position: Research Associate
  • Phone: 83131688
  • Email:
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Rundle Mall Plaza, floor 4
  • Org Unit: Women's and Children's Health

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