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Dr Wladyslawa (Wladzia) Czuber-Dochan is a Reader in Nursing and Applied Health Research in the Department of Adult Nursing at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, King’s College London.

Her PhD explored fatigue in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Dr Czuber-Dochan has developed the IBD-fatigue patient self-assessment scale, which has been translated and validated in countries worldwide for use in research and clinical practice. Dr Czuber-Dochan is a member of the Scientific Board for Crohn’s & Colitis UK and Chair of Nurse-European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation.

Research interests:

  • fatigue
  • pain
  • distress
  • resilience
  • medication adherence
  • stoma formation, and
  • food-related quality of life.

Her recent focus is on symptom management and developing and testing the acceptability and effectiveness of complex behavioural online interventions for fatigue, pain, and stress in IBD.

She is an experienced supervisor for Doctoral/PhD studies, and she welcomes interest from prospective PhD students in the areas related to her research.

Research projects:

  • IBD Boost
  • Abdominal pain in Crohn's disease
  • Building resilience and managing stress in ulcerative colitis

Enquiring about potential PhD supervision

If you’re thinking of applying for one of our PhD programmes and are looking for potential supervisors, please email listing the names of the supervisors you’ve identified as having expertise in your chosen area, along with your CV and a short research proposal. 

Our Postgraduate Research Team will contact supervisors on your behalf and get back to you. If you have any queries in the meantime, please use the email address above, rather than contacting potential PhD supervisors directly, because they are unable to respond to initial enquiries.


Research profile


Dr Czuber-Dochan teaches the following modules:

  • BSc in Nursing Modules
  • MSc Nursing
  • MSc Dissertation
  • MRes Dissertation