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Top cancer nurse appointed to  Surrey academic post

The University of Surrey has announced that Nora Kearney is to lead its school of health and social care. 

She will take up post as the head of school and professor of cancer care at the university in January, after leaving her current role as professor of cancer care and dean of research at the University of Dundee’s school of nursing and midwifery.

Professor Kearney was previously the director of the Cancer Care Research Centre that she established in 2003 at Stirling University, and has a long clinical career in cancer nursing and previous academic positions at the universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh.

She has an international reputation in cancer care research and, in particular, has led the innovative use of technological solutions to provide supportive care to people with cancer.

Professor Lisa Roberts, executive dean at the faculty of health and medical sciences, said: “Nora brings with her a strong track record of leadership in nursing, and an outstanding research track record.”

“Appointing Nora and her team to the University of Surrey, with their expertise in eHealth, will maximise the potential of the new 5G Innovation Centre at Surrey… to be at the leading edge of utilising new technology to improve health care.”

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