Susanne Cruickshank talks to Jennifer Sprinks about the joys and challenges of a research career, her role as chair of the RCN cancer and breast care forum, and her commitment to ensuring that the expertise of oncology nurses can be shared with healthcare professionals in other areas of care.Abstract
The first few months of 2016 have been busy for Susanne Cruickshank. In January, she was elected chair of the RCN cancer and breast bare forum. Last month, she moved from her post as senior lecturer and reader in cancer nursing at Edinburgh Napier University to become reader in cancer nursing at the University of Stirling.
It is a significant transition for Dr Cruickshank, who held her previous role for more than 12 years. She was particularly drawn to Stirling’s cancer research unit for nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals.
‘The researchers are interested in supportive care...