The cancer nurse and AHP research network is a forum where nurses and Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) get together to undertake research in cancer related issues. It links the many nurses and AHPs in Wales doing research in cancer, bringing experienced and emerging researchers together. It is enabling new collaborations, harnessing enthusiasm and developing research capability amongst nurses and AHPs.
We are hosting our third conference for nurses and AHPs on the 19th of November. This year the event will take place online. You can find out more about the network and read tips for nurses and AHPs who wish to engage with research here.
We are pleased to welcome Prof. Mary Wells as our keynote speakers for the conference. Mary is the Lead Nurse for Research at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and a Professor of Practice in Cancer Nursing at Imperial College. Her main research interest is cancer rehabilitation and survivorship. She has a particular interest in the nursing contribution to cancer care and in improving patient-reported outcomes and experiences. She has methodological expertise in qualitative and complex interventions research, including RCTs and the study of context. As Lead Nurse for Research at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Mary is leading the development of clinical academic careers and research in nursing and midwifery, and is part of the CATO team to mentor and support nurses and midwives who wish to pursue a clinical academic role.
13:00 What’s new for nurses and AHPs - Dr Nichola Gale & Prof Jane Hopkinson
13:30 Regional updates: North Wales - Jackie Pottle & South West Wales – Sarah Gwynne
14.30 How to build research capacity - Prof Mary Wells, Imperial College London
15.00: RDS: services - Dr Kim Smallman
15:15 Regional update: South East Wales - Dr Rosie Roberts
15:30 Group discussion: How do we build research capacity – led by Dr Nichola Gale, Prof Jane Hopkinson and regional representatives
15:45 Feedback from group discussions: Next steps in building nurse and allied health professional cancer research capacity in Wales
Registration for the event is free. We look forward to welcoming you on the 19th.