A) In conversation with Mary Wells, deputy director of Nursing at imperial College about her career and achievements
11th October 2022, Time: 12.30-13.15
Virtual and free
The session will be chaired by Dr Jo Bird, a member of the NCRI Early Career Researcher Forum Advisory Committee. Jo will be asking Mary about her research interests, which include cancer rehabilitation and survivorship, and the development of clinical academic careers and research in nursing and midwifery
NCRI Early Career Researcher Forum members and early career researchers who are interested in and/or working towards a career in cancer-related research, either in academia or the biopharma industry. This includes both clinical and non-clinical colleagues as well as other cancer researchers who might have an interest in Mary’s cancer research journey and drug discovery
B) The experience of the LGBTQ+ community in cancer research
This session, organised as part of National Inclusion Week, aims to explore the experience and needs of the LGBTQ+ community in cancer research from the perspective of patients, their carers and the wider cancer research community. Speakers will share their experiences, challenges and opportunities, and focus on proposed solutions and potential areas of improvement to make cancer research more diverse, inclusive and fit for purpose for all.
By the end of the session participants will have a better understanding of the main challenges and opportunities in this area of research and care, the need for change and practical take-away messages to effect positive change.