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Mary has worked at King’s FNFNMPC as a Senior Teaching Fellow since 2011. She graduated from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (cum laude).

She moved to the UK in 2000 and worked as a staff nurse in a head and neck maxillofacial surgical ward in East Sussex. For many years, Mary worked clinically in various medical and surgical oncology units within a cancer specialist hospital in London and also led a team of cancer clinical trials nurses. Her research interests include supportive care in cancer, patient experience of those living with and beyond cancer, and self-management of side effects of cancer treatments particularly chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.

Having completed a Diploma in Cancer Nursing at The Royal Marsden School, Mary also has an MSc in Nursing Research and PGCert in Healthcare awarded by King’s College London. She is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. In 2019, Mary received a National Institute for Health Research Doctoral Fellowship award to support her current PhD studies and research on chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), a debilitating side-effect of cancer chemotherapy treatment.

Mary is a Board Member of the United Kingdom Oncology Nursing Society and a Communications Working Group member of the European Oncology Nursing Society.

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