Faith Gibson is Deputy Chief Nurse for Research, Nursing and Allied Health and Professor of Child Health and Cancer Care.
Professor Gibson is a nurse, a children’s cancer nurse, and now a researcher with a programme of research focused on children’s and young people’s cancer care. Her acclaimed work in this field led to a fellowship with the Royal College of Nursing, and more recently, a Life Time Achievement Award from the International Society of Paediatric Oncology.
Professor Gibson is committed to ensuring we have the next generation of researchers in child health, and she is a passionate advocate for the role of clinical academics.
Professor Gibson is Lead of the Centre for Outcomes and Experience Research in Children’s Health, Illness and Disability (ORCHID). She holds a joint appointment with the University of Surrey.
Qualifications and training
Professor Gibson, trained first as an adult nurse, then a children’s nurse, and since qualifying has spent all of her clinical time as a cancer nurse. On completing a PhD in 2001, she moved into research.Her qualifications include: PhD, MSc (Cancer Nursing), RGN, RSCN, ONC Cert, Cert. Ed. RNT
- Improving process and outcomes of care for children/young people with cancer and their families.
- Improving assessment and management of symptoms.
- Understanding and improving survivorship care.
- Improving skills of the nursing workforce to deliver cancer care.
- Improving the experiences of children and young people in hospital.
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