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Lifetime achievement award for child health professor

Faith Gibson recognised for contribution to children's cancer care

Faith Gibson recognised for her contribution to children's cancer care

A nurse expert in children and young people’s cancer care has been given a lifetime achievement award.

University of Surrey professor of child health and cancer care Faith Gibson is the first nurse to receive the award from the International Society of Paediatric Oncology.

'Enormous contribution to paediatric cancer nursing'

The award is given to individuals renowned for scientific excellence and their dedication to children’s cancer care.

Professor Gibson, who is also deputy chief nurse for research at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, has worked across a range of clinical, educational and research roles during her career.

 'I hope I am the first of many nurses to receive this award'

She was granted an RCN fellowship in 2007 for her research in children and young people’s cancer care, and has researched ways to improve their experience of cancer therapies and aftercare.

‘I am delighted my work in this area has been recognised, and I hope I am the first of many nurses to receive this award.

‘Nurses not only treat the illness, they treat the patient too and it is important that we understand and implement steps that will improve their care, particularly that of children and young people,’ Professor Gibson said.

University of Surrey head of school of health sciences Melanie Coward said the award reflected Professor Gibson’s ‘enormous contribution to paediatric cancer nursing’.


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