Janelle holds a joint Professorship in Nursing at the University of Manchester and The Christie Foundation NHS Trust. She is the founding Chair of Christie Patient Centred Research (CPCR). A primary objective of her research work has been to improve symptom experience and quality of life for people living with a long term illness, through the development of measurement tools, better understanding of the illness experience and palliative care needs of patients and their families, and the testing of multifaceted non-pharmacological interventions. Janelle currently leads a programme of work (funded by Marie Curie and NIHR) to evaluate the effectiveness of a non-pharmacological intervention to manage the symptom cluster of breathlessness-cough-fatigue in people with lung cancer. She has published extensively on lung cancer symptoms and patient experience. Janelle is dedicated to the development of research and clinical academic careers in nursing and allied health professions; which is a key part of her role at the Christie. She is looking forward to working with NLCFN to further build on the Forum’s research successes.