Claire is a Macmillan Nurse Consultant with the complex cancer team at St Mark’s Hospital and also works as a lecturer and researcher. She has dedicated her career to developing colorectal cancer nursing for which she was awarded an MBE in February 2020.
Claire’s work includes setting up the UK’s first network for colorectal cancer nurses 23 years ago which she currently chairs, allowing colleagues to meet and exchange best practice. She has a particular interest in patients’ physical and mental recovery once they’ve left hospital and this was the subject of her PhD called The Process of Restoring Embodied Control: Recovery after Colorectal Cancer.
Claire joined the St Mark’s Hospital Foundation board of trustees in December 2019.