Coronavirus (COVID-19): visiting The Royal Marsden suspended

Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest: Visiting The Royal Marsden is still suspended, but we want to reassure our patients, their families and anyone worried about cancer during this difficult time that we are still delivering treatment - the hospital is open. Please see more information here about how we are keeping everyone safe.

Dr Lesley Edwards

Consultant Clinical Psychologist (Paediatrics) BSc (Hons), MSc, PsychD, CertFamTher, C Psychol

Specialism: Children and young people

Available at: Sutton


Dr Lesley Edwards is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at The Royal Marsden, and is the Lead Consultant for the Paediatric Psychological Medicine Service Group. She leads a comprehensive psychological and psychiatric assessment and intervention service for paediatric oncology patients.

She trained at the Institute of Psychiatry (London) and University of Surrey and has further training in family and couples therapy from the Institute of Family Therapy (London). She is a member of several national groups in the field of paediatric oncology and psycho-oncology, and has received three consecutive patient information awards from the BMA.

Dr Lesley Edwards is a chief or principal investigator of several research projects. Her research interests include:

  • social functioning and social competence in survivors of paediatric brain tumours
  • the development of a new paediatric psychosocial screening tool
  • survivorship.

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