Characterising nutritional status in cancer

This work stream is preparing a proposal for a minimum toolbox of nutritional assessments for use in routine practice, and expanded options for more specialist application, which will be made available for clinicians, the research community and the wider NIHR infrastructure.

Work stream lead: Dr Bernard Corfe – Senior Lecturer, Molecular Gastroenterology Research Group, University of Sheffield. Bernard represents the Nutrition Society within the NIHR Cancer and Nutrition Collaboration  

Sponsor: Dr Steve Wootton – Associate Professor in Human Nutrition, University of Southampton


Elspeth Banks – Patient/public representative

Dr Sorrel Burden – Clinical Senior Lecturer in Dietetics, University of Manchester/Salford Royal Hospital

Dr Marie Cantwell– Senior Lecturer in Nutrition & Cancer Epidemiology, Queens University Belfast 

Jacqui Gath – Patient/public representative

Dr Vanessa Halliday – Senior Lecturer, ScHARR, University of Sheffield

Laura Miller – Clinical/team lead oncology dietitian, Nottingham University Hospitals 

Rhys White – Principal Oncology Dietitian, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital

Professor Theresa Wiseman – Clinical Professor of Applied Health Research in Cancer Care, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and University of Southampton

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