James Brennan is one of the UK’s leading authorities on the psychological impact of illness on individuals, couples and families. He was Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Bristol Oncology Centre for over twenty-one years, providing treatment for a broad range of patients. Prior to that he worked in mental and physical health in London. His 2004 book Cancer in Context – a practical guide to supportive care (Oxford University Press) received many accolades from reviews in international scientific journals and has been reprinted four times. He is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol, where he still teaches, and has conducted research and lectured internationally in the area of cancer psychology. Although now retired from the NHS, James continues to offer private psychological support and treatment to people with cancer and their family members.