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Research Interests

  • The search for meaning and its role in attending to the person in health care
  • Spirituality/Existentialism in health care
  • Cancer and palliative care symptom management
  • Sexuality in health and social care
  • Leadership in health care
  • Haemopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT)
  • End of life care
  • Staff well-being and mental health


  • Leadership & Management
  • Advanced disease
  • Research methods and methodologies


  • Person centred care


  • Cancer and haematology, transplant


  • Caring for the carers


  • The writings of Victor Frankl, Martin Heidegger and health care today


  • Ethics
  • Palliative/End of life care
  • Manging pain and treatment toxicities
  • Staff/student well-being and mental health
  • Care and compassion in practice
  • Reflective practice


  • Consultant Editor for Nursing Management, Royal College of Nursing Institute
  • Chair: Managing Advanced Cancer Pain (MACPT) European Expert Working Group
  • Chair: European Oral Mucositis in Cancer (EOCC), Multi-disciplinary Expert Group
    • UK/Ireland Ambassador: Euro Asian Oncology Haematology Conference (EOHC) 
    • Chair United Kingdom Oral Management in Cancer Group (UKOMiC)
    • Member and Past Nursing President: European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT)
    • Member: European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS)
    • Member: of the Editorial Board for Cancer Nursing Practice
    • Member: of the Editorial Board for the European Journal of Oncology Nursing (EJON)
    • Member: of the Nursing Advisory Board for Myeloma UK (Myeloma Academy)


Reviewer for - 

  • European Journal of Cancer Care
  • European Journal of Oncology Nursing
  • Cancer Nursing Practice
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Journal of Supportive Care
  • Nursing Standard


Year Obtained             Award / Qualification

2015                             CLAHRC Research Fellow, NW London

2013                             Senior Leadership Programme. King’s Fund, London

2011                             PhD. King’s College, London ‘Searching for Meaning in Advanced Disease’

2010                             Independent Nurse Prescribing. King’s College, London

2005                             Post Graduate Certificate Teaching in Higher Education. Thames Valley University

2001                             Developments in Cancer Care (postgraduate). Royal Marsden, London

2000                             MSc in Health Studies. RCN Institute London – University of Manchester

2000                             Haemato-oncology/Bone Marrow Transplantation. Royal Marsden, London

1999                             ENB 998. Teaching & Assessing. South Bank University, London

1998                             N37. Palliative Care. South Bank University, London

1997                             Diploma in Higher Education/RN. Bloomsbury & Islington School of Nursing & Midwifery, London

1990                             Diploma in Community Studies. All Hallows College, Dublin

1987                             Bachelor of Divinity BD (Hons). Milltown Institute of Theology & Philosophy Dublin

1983                             Certificate in Care of the Dying. St Gemma’s Hospice. Leeds

1981                             Bacc. Phil (Hons). Milltown Institute of Theology & Philosophy, Dublin



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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