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Rebecca Mottram BA, BSc (RSCN), Co-Project Manager (Leeds)
Rebecca’s academic background is in Art as well as Nursing, and she has worked with people with mental health issues and learning disabilities, and as a general paediatric nurse.
She went on to specialise in research, working as an NHS Research Sister in Cambridge and in Leeds, prior to joining the Life After Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Project. Alongside her role as Co-Project Manager she is a mother and also owns an online business selling unique children’s clothing.
Majorie Allen, MSc, RGN, RSCN, EN, Co-Project Manager (Leeds)
Majorie qualified as a nurse in 1975, and predominantly worked in the field of cancer care, caring for adults and children undergoing bone marrow transplantation, for over 20 years.
Since 2003 she has worked as a research sister in adult and paediatric oncology, and general paediatric medicine, at Leeds Teaching Hospitals.
Majorie is currently studying for an MSc in health research at Leeds University. She also works on a part-time basis as a paediatric research sister.
Dr Therese Kearney, Project Manager (Belfast)
Therese joined the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry in 2013, where she worked on a short study validating the completeness and accuracy of the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry.
She is the project manager for module 4 of the International Cancer Benchmark Study which is investigating delays in the diagnosis and treatment of breast, ovarian, lung and colorectal cancers. Therese studied Food and Nutrition at undergraduate level and completed a PhD in Nutrition and Exercise. She co-ordinated the LAPCD research in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales in conjunction with Dr Anna Gavin.
Dr Oonagh McSorley, Project Manager (Belfast)
Dr Oonagh McSorley joined Queens University Belfast (QUB) in August 2015. She is the current project manager for the LAPCD project for the devolved nations within the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry. Prior to joining QUB she worked as a research associate at Ulster University for nine years in the field of quality of life, self-management and interventions in caring for the person with cancer. These projects primarily focused on men with prostate cancer. Oonagh completed her PhD in 2014 which measured the quality of life and ways of coping of men undergoing radiotherapy treatment for prostate cancer.
Linda Roberts, Project Administrator (Leeds)
Before joining the LAPCD project, Linda worked for over 20 years for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), managing and administering architectural competitions for new building projects for public and private clients all over the UK.
Amongst her clients were Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Trust, for whom she ran competitions to select the designs for Evelina Children’s Hospital, and the new Cancer Treatment Centre. Linda has organised numerous public consultations and exhibitions to promote the work of architects to the general public.
Linda is an experienced administrator and marketing consultant and brought these skills to the LAPCD project.