Robyn combines her interest in mental health and musculoskeletal knowledge to provide holistic assessments and treatment programmes for PINC and STEEL clients. Since graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2006, she has gained experience in a wide variety of hospital and community settings in the United Kingdom and New Zealand providing knowledge through from the acute services to maintenance and preventative services.
Robyn is very proud to be a PINC and STEEL certified Physiotherapist and finds the individualised programmes extremely valuable to helping the clients reach their goals. Robyn was keen to further her knowledge completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation in 2013 and focused her study on vocational issues for people with cancer. Many of the barriers to work were the physical and mental side effects of cancer and cancer treatments, many of which are a focus on the PINC and STEEL programme. Robyn strives to continue to work with PINC and STEEL clients to maximise their physical and mental wellbeing in a supportive and safe environments.
Eve Eynon graduated as a registered nurse at Hartlepool Hospital in the North east of England in 1986.
Since emigrating to Australia, she has obtained a graduate certificate in Oncological Nursing at the New South Wales College of nursing and has obtained over 18 years Oncology experience. She has worked at the Prince of Wales Medical Oncology Unit in New South Wales and the Murray Valley Private Radiation and Medical Oncology Unit in Victoria. Most of her experience has been obtained from working at the Townsville Cancer Centre at the Townsville Hospital in Queensland in the Inpatient haematology/transplant unit and the outpatient oncology setting for the past 15 years.
As Clinical Nurse Consultant of the Oncology outpatient setting, Eve's portfolio includes;The chemotherapy Day unit, The medical transfusion Unit, The Radiation Unit, Clinics and Telenursing.
Eve was involved in the implementation of the Townsville Telehealth Model in 2012 and the subsequent Queensland Remote QRECS Model and guide in 2013.
The model facilitates the administration of low to moderate risk chemotherapy and biological therapies by rural generalised nurses in rural towns under the direct supervision of specialised nurses and doctors at larger centres.
An integral part is played by Eve in the engagement of nurses, doctors, pharmacists and managers at both the providing and remote sites. She attends site audits to assess feasibility, recommends equipment and defines required processes.
A 3-4-day clinical placement is organised on completion of required Antineoplastic Drug Administration Course (ADAC) modules by the rural nurses and processes are put in place prior to the commencement of the model of care once requirements are met at both rural and providing sites.
Anne Fraser is an Oncology Nurse Practitioner based in Auckland, New Zealand. She was the first Oncology Nurse Practitioner to be registered in New Zealand. She has worked in both lung cancer research and clinical practice for ten years. Anne currently sits as the IASLC ( International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) Chair of the Nursing and Allied Health Professionals Committee, but also serves on the IASLC Education Committee, and prior to that the Early Detection and Screening Committee.
Anne is an active member in a number of international Nurse Practitioner and lung cancer groups, including IASLC, ITONF, Australian Lung Cancer Trials Group (ALTG), and the Australian and New Zealand Lung Cancer Nurses Forum. Anne was the first nurse to be invited to attend the ACORD (Australian and Asian Pacific Cancer Oncology Research Development) Program. She is now working with ACORD to engage nursing and allied health researchers to attend future ACORD programs for research development.
Anne is enthusiastic about all facets of delivering care to lung cancer patients and was recently appointed to the Advisory Board of the New Zealand Lung Foundation. She regularly speaks to General Practitioner and community groups about early identification of lung cancer symptoms and early referral to specialist care.
Dr. Shaun Holt is an Adjunct Professor at Victoria University of Wellington, has started two clinical trials organizations and formed Research Review, a company that produce reviews of medical research. Shaun holds Pharmacy and Medicine degrees, has been the Principal Investigator in over 50 clinical trials and has over 180 publications in the medical literature.
He is the Scientific Director and a founder of HoneyLab and an advisor to several pharmaceutical companies. Shaun has been a regular contributor on TV1's Breakfast programme and national radio shows and is the author of 8 books including the bestseller "Natural Remedies That Really Work". He was a finalist in the 2015 New Zealander of the Year Awards in the Innovator category. More info at www.flavors.me/shaunholt
Amanda Landers is a community palliative care physician working in the Canterbury region for Nurse Maude Hospice Palliative Care service. She also supports the West Coast Palliative Care team and is always looking for ways to collaborate with other neighbouring regions. Her current areas of interest are those with non-malignant palliative care needs, especially chronic obstructive airways disease. She is currently doing research into lymphoedema, pancreatic cancer and models of rural palliative care delivery.
She is now a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Otago Medical School, currently developing a new Palliative and End-of-life care Module in Christchurch. Education is a major focus for her and she has given presentations to a variety of audiences including public lectures, nurses, allied health, and other doctors.
Elaine has been a cancer nurse for over 30 years. Qualified as an RN in 1984 and it was in Australia Elaine found oncology and gained extensive experience in medical oncology BMT and HIV nursing. She gained an oncology certificate in the NSW College of Nursing and a degree in nursing from the University of Sydney in 1994. Her worked as a clinical nurse educator in a BMT unit and senior lecturer in the NSW College of Nursing. Back in Southampton England Elaine worked as a CNS for IV therapy gaining a Masters degree from Portsmouth University in 1999 and a PhD in 2009. Elaine has several publications and has presented at national and international level. She is on the editorial board for Cancer Nursing Practice and is a board member of ISNCC. She has recently published a text book called Women's cancers.
Elaine has a joint appointment with University Hospital Southampton as a consultant nurse in chemotherapy and the University of Southampton where she splits her time between an MsC in Cancer and research. Elaine held a research fellowship from Health Education Wessex where her study is examined the use of the ipsilateral arm for chemotherapy administration in breast cancer. Her specific interest in cancer care relates to supportive care particularly the management of nausea and vomiting, vascular access and care closer to home.
In 2015 completed an MSc in Healthcare leadership with the NHS Leadership academy and University of Birmingham. Married with 20 year old twin boys, a 17 year old daughter and 2 springer spaniels.
Susan has provided advice on health literacy to the Ministry of Health and has completed a number of projects for the Ministry including co-leading the development of the Guide to Health Literacy Reviews. Susan has worked with Government agencies, District Health Boards, NGOs, and PHOs on diverse projects including research about gout, professional development and resources about Live Kidney Donation.
At the end of 2015 Susan and her colleague Carla White established Health Literacy NZ.
Health Literacy NZ has developed a health literacy website www.healthliteracy.co.nz to raise awareness of health literacy within the health sector and the wider community, and showcase the different health literacy research and projects that have taken place in New Zealand.
I am the Clinical Nurse Specialist Oncology for the Southern Blood and Cancer Service at Dunedin Hospital. I have many years' experience in both Medical and Radiation Oncology.
Over a number of years I have developed a particular interest in the care of patients while on radiation treatment and the management and improvement of skincare.
In collaboration with radiation therapy colleagues and the nursing management team I developed skincare guidelines for the department, collaborated in research on the use of silicone dressings and support and mentor nurses in skincare management.
I am passionate about the need for assessment of patients the appropriate use of products and need to educate and support patient's through their treatment.
I am excited about the new products that are becoming available and the improvement that nurses can be involved with to mitigate the skin effects for patients undergoing radiation therapy.
Nickolas Yu (MHRM & Coaching; MN(Hons); GradCertCAMHC; BN; CertMeditation Facilitation) is a qualified nurse, coach, and meditation facilitator. He has expertise in teaching wellness, coaching, and meditation skills. Over the past 15 years, Nickolas has played a key role in introducing coaching in NSW hospitals, and more recently he has pioneered the implementation of Meditation-based Wellness and Compassions (MBWAC) training throughout NSW Health. Nickolas is part of the Sydney Local Health District Nursing Executive, where his role is to support compassion and wellness in the workplace.