Dr Anne Lanceley

Dr. Anne Lanceley: Senior Lecturer, Dept of Women's Cancer Research
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Anne became the lead for the UCL CBRC funded initiate in May 2010. Anne combines a clinical role as a nurse specialist and clinical supervisor with a research programme in the areas of symptom management, recovery after treatment, quality of life and bio-behavioural approaches for improved survivorship after cancer treatment. Her enthusiasm is for research that is firmly rooted in practice, contributing to better care and support of women with gynaecological cancers.

Anne undertook her nurse training at St. Bartholomew's and the Royal Marsden Hospitals. Her research and academic training included degrees in English literature and Research; and Research Fellowships at City University and Queen Mary College, London. Anne gained her first ward sister post in oncology in 1985. Since then she has held innovative senior clinical and academic posts in cancer nursing including Senior Nurse at The Middlesex Hospital where she commissioned the first UK Teenage Cancer Unit, and a Senior Lectureship at The Institute of Cancer Research designing new multidisciplinary MSc programmes in cancer and palliative care.

A life-long interest in language and communication has lead to expertise that challenges traditional methods of researching communication in health care. Anne's doctoral work: "Emotion talk between nurses and cancer patients: the tempest in my mind" looked at the processes of talk between nurses and cancer patients and examined the impact on the nurse of hearing patients' feelings and distress. The study is considered crucial to an understanding of how nurses may work in partnership with people with cancer and negotiate care.

Anne was elected Hon Secretary to the British Pschological Oncology Society and is a Fellow of the European Academy of Nursing Science and a member of the European Organisation for the Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Quality of Life Group.