Leading Speaker for Nursing Conferences 2019- Clare Dickinson

Title: Research: Is it your business?

Clare Dickinson

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, UK


Clare is the Cancer Research UK Lead Nurse for Manchester based at the Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. She is also a member of the Experimental Cancer Medicines Centre (ECMC) Nurse Steering Group. Clare has extensive experience in delivering high-quality research and cancer clinical trials, driving innovation to support the changing nature of trial design and emerging cancer treatments.  Previously specialising in Chemotherapy (and Late Phase Trials) and then in Translational /Early Phase Research which included PET Imaging and 'first in human' drug trials. Clare leads on the continued development of excellence in clinical research through education and training.


This session will cover the understanding of research (both clinical and academically as part of workforce development) and the reality that research is everyone’s business in whatever capacity nurses are working in and at whatever level – everyone has a role to play and can influence practice all for the benefit of our patients and their outcomes especially in light of CQC now going to be including research in their work. We will also cover the development of Research Nursing and various initiatives by Cancer Research UK to support this.