The Royal Marsden

Promoting our passion for research

The Royal Marsden is proud to have three members of staff working as National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Academic Training Advocates.

Professor Theresa Wiseman, a Nursing Advocate

This group of passionate researchers act as ambassadors for health research careers. In their roles as advocates, Professor Theresa Wiseman, Dr Linda Wedlake and Dr Ellen Donovan help to further academic training in their professions.

Nursing advocate Professor Wiseman mentors candidates undertaking research and helps them to get funding. The research is on the patient experience of cancer treatment and care, and she encourages the development of services based on this to help enhance care.

Dr Wedlake represents dietetics. Her research focus is on the efficiency of nutritional interventions to reduce gastrointestinal symptoms from or following pelvic radiotherapy.

Dr Donovan works with healthcare scientists and is a holder of several NIHR awards. Her research looks at technical development, from theory into actual clinical practice, and involved mapping the long-term effects of radiation on patients.