Following a career in thoracic medicine, Vanessa joined the Lung Cancer Team at Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool in 1999 as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. Vanessa’s interests in lung cancer and mesothelioma include improving the patient and carer experience throughout the pathway. She is interested in the development of nurse led services, pre –post habilitation and survivorship issues. Vanessa is an active member of the Northwest Lung CNS group. She has given invited presentations on both national and international level, on various aspects of lung cancer including: wellbeing; holistic needs and surgical pathway. She has previously held the positions of: Thoracic Surgical Group Chair; BTOG Steering committee member. She is a current member of BTOG, ITONF and IASLC sitting on the LCAM Coalition steering committee.
Vanessa is delighted to be a NLCFN committee member, currently serving as chair for the forum.