Published: 21 November 2013

Leading cancer expert appointed Head of the School of Health Sciences

Professor Nora Kearney will join the University of Surrey in January.

Professor Kearney has had a long clinical career in cancer nursing and earned an international reputation for cancer care research. She leads and collaborates on a number of multi-centre research projects in the areas of patient experience and symptom improvement and has led the innovative use of technology to provide supportive care to people with cancer.

Professor Kearney has held previous academic positions at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. She will join Surrey from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Dundee, where she is Professor of Cancer Care and Dean of Research, and the Cancer Research UK Dundee Cancer Centre where she leads research in cancer care.  

Professor Kearney said: “I am delighted to be joining the excellent team within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and am very much looking forward to the opportunity to build on the success of the School of Health Sciences.  Being part of such an innovative University with clear ambitions to positively impact health care offers myself and my colleagues, Professor Roma Maguire and Dr McCann, who are also joining the University, the chance to enhance cancer care research and work collaboratively with colleagues to strengthen the eHealth portfolio."

Professor Lisa Roberts, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, said: "I am thrilled that Nora is joining the Faculty.  Appointing Nora and her team to the University of Surrey will maximise the potential of the new 5G Innovation Centre at Surrey to not only provide a unique facility to support the Government's Connected Digital Economy Initiative but also to be at the leading edge of utilising new technology to improve health care."



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