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.

Interim Work stream lead: Dr Steve Wootton – Associate Professor in Human Nutrition, University of Southampton


Dr Rachael Barlow – Clinical Lead for prehabilitation and enhanced recovery in Wales

Dr Adrian Brown – Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics,  Centre of Obesity Research, University College London

Neil Bibby – Macmillan Senior Specialist HPB Dietitian, Manchester Royal Infirmary 

Gayle Black – Paediatric Senior Specialist Dietitian, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust 

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 

Dr Shelly Coe – Senior Lecturer in Nutrition, Oxford Brookes University 

Lorraine Gillespie – Head of Nutrition & Dietetics, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and Chair of the BDA Oncology Specialist Group

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

Laura Miller – PROPEL research dietitian, Nottingham University Hospitals 

Debbie Provan – Clinical Advisor for Cancer Policy, Scottish Government

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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