Diana Borthwick is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Lung Cancer at the Edinburgh Cancer Centre and was appointed in 1999 following a long clinical career in cancer and general nursing. She developed her interest in working with patients with lung cancer whilst she worked in clinical trials looking after patients with lung and neurological cancers.
Diana has an established reputation as a leader in the lung cancer nursing field and was one of the founding members of the Scottish Lung Cancer Forum. She was chair of the National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses from 2013 - 2016. She is also a committee member of the International Thoracic Oncology Nursing Forum and a member of the Global Lung Cancer Coalition.
Diana leads and collaborates on a number of research projects in the areas of patient experience, symptom management in cancer care, lifestyle & rehabilitation and role of the lung cancer nurse specialist. She has a particular interest in how patients and carers live with and beyond a diagnosis of cancer and the impact of that diagnosis on the whole family. She has published and is regularly invited to international and national conferences to present.
Her hobbies include hiking and rock climbing and can be often found at the end of a rope on a mountain in France.