Professor of Nursing, The University of Manchester
Professor Janelle Yorke is the Christie Patient Centred Research (CPCR) Group Lead at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust, and Deputy Lead of the Supportive Palliative Care (SuPaC) research group at University of Manchester. Professor Yorke joined the University of Manchester as part of Project Diamond in May 2012 and was appointed the initial Joint Chair in Cancer Nursing at the University of Manchester and The Christie in May 2015. Since her appointment as Joint Chair, she has developed a strategy for clinical research at The Christie and leads a team of researchers in the newly formed Trust level research group, CPCR.
Prior to her appointment at University of Manchester, Professor Yorke held academic positions at University of Salford, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Professor Yorke has an established program of research in supporting individuals living with long term conditions. A primary objective of her work has been to improve the symptomatology and Quality of Life of people living with a long-term illness through Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS), understanding the illness experience, palliative care needs of patients & their families, and the development & testing of multi-faceted self-management interventions.
Professor Yorke has published widely in world leading journals such as Thorax, European Respiratory Journal and BMJ Open, and she reviews for and sits on the Editorial Board of many journals, including Thorax.