Before moving to the charity sector, I was a cancer nurse working with children and young people in many NHS hospitals across London and South East England and in many roles from staff nurse to nurse consultant. I also worked as a Senior Lecturer in Cancer Nursing at London South Bank University. As someone who was never academic, I have to my surprise studied for degrees, published and presented at conferences across the world. I have always been interested in the Third Sector and worked with several charities related to cancer and healthcare which led me to join Teenage Cancer Trust as Director of Services in September 2019.
My role is diverse and exciting. I work with a great team within the charity and healthcare across the UK. Together we help shape, drive and implement the facilities, care and support that will help young people with cancer now and in the future. We also educate, influence and campaign with insight and evidence to ensure cancer services meet the needs of young people in the context of their life. Most importantly we strive do this with young people as partners.
Teenage Cancer Trust and me
The opportunity to join such a dynamic organisation as Teenage Cancer Trust was enormously exciting. It’s great to work with colleagues across the charity, Third Sector and the NHS to deliver greater impact for young people and their families.