I am a Clinical Research Fellow in Nutrition, as part of the TRANSFORM group, for Transforming Cancer Outcomes in Yorkshire - funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research.
I am currently undertaking a PhD looking into the detection and assessment of malnutrition, cachexia and sarcopenia in the older cancer patient.
I worked as a Dietitian in Head and Neck radiotherapy, palliative oncology and critical care, before joining the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre at Hull York Medical School in September 2018. My research, under the TRANSFORM group, currently focuses on the detection and assessment of malnutrition, cachexia and sarcopenia in the older cancer patient. My move from clinical practice to research was motivated by the desire to advance the evidence base for Dietitians working with older cancer patients, to improve patient care and outcomes.