My wife died from bowel cancer, aged 52, after being misdiagnosed three times and ultimately diagnosed following admission to hospital through A&E.
Experience with Cancer Research
My involvement began with Cancer Research UK as a cancer campaigns ambassador. This involves influencing MPs and raising awareness with the public of campaigns to get the government to introduce legislation to improve cancer outcomes.
Several years experience of Patient and Public Involvement, including:
CRUK Involvement Network – membership of various forums, panels and strategic groups
Member of CRUK Grand Challenges Advocacy Panel – £20 million grants to international teams of researchers
CRUK Cancer Campaigns Ambassador – political lobbying/campaigning often focused on prevention and early diagnosis
Oxford Cancer Research Patient and Public Advisory Group – feeding back to researchers on proposals and Lay Summaries; patient member of group submitting research bid.
Member of NHS Cancer Programme Patient and Public Voices Panel
Member of Francis Crick Institute Patient Advisory Panel
Former Senior Education Adviser – research, analytical skills, evaluative writing and reporting experience.
Areas of Interest
Screening, prevention and early diagnosis
Very happy to contribute to projects outside the areas above