Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Professor of Practice (Cancer Nursing)



+44 (0)20 3311 7422mary.wells




Education Centre CXH Nursing DirectorateCharing Cross HospitalCharing Cross Campus





Sharp L, Watson E, Wells M, Horne R, Dunn J, Todd A, Wolstenholme J, Fenlon D, Cahir C, Brett J, Hughes L, Wardley A, Nicholson B, Donnelly P, Rose J, Turner L Improving outcomeS for Women diagnosed with early breast cancer through adhErence to adjuvant Endocrine Therapy (SWEET) £2,422,620.00  NIHR Programme Grant (6 years from May 2020)

Mehanna H, Nankivell P, Gkoutos G, Gaunt P, Gray A, Jepson M, Thomas S, Winter S, Wong W, Brett J, Ozakinci G, Moore DJ, Secher D, Wells M, Calvert M, Keily P PET-CT guided, symptom-based, patient-driven surveillance versus clinical follow-up in advanced head neck cancer (PET NECK 2) £2,443,253.83 NIHR Programme Grant (6 years from September 2020)

Taylor R, Whelan J, Gerrand C, Wells M, Bennister L, Woodford J, Fern L, Storey L, Windsor R Development of a sarcoma specific intervention to manage fear of recurrence: REASSURE_ME (planned start date April 2020) £80,389 Sarcoma UK

Development of a sarcoma-specific patient-reported outcome measure (Funded by Sarcoma UK (£119, 464) and Bone Cancer Research Trust (£8010)) Applicants: Taylor R, Whelan J, Gerrand C, Bennister L, Woodford J, Fern L, Storey L, Windsor R, Wells M

Developing theory based behaviour change interventions to minimise drop-out in RCTs (Funded by Chief Scientist Office £190,146) Applicants: Gillies K, Treweek S, Witham M, Frances G, Bower P, Young B, Wells M 

Brain Tumours - Lifestyle Intervention and Fatigue Evaluation: A multi-centre feasibility randomised controlled trial (BT Life)  (Funded by Brain Tumour Charity £210,026) Applicants: Rooney A, Grant R, Bulbeck H, Gillespie D, Laird B, Hewitt C, Anderson G, McBain C, Chalmers A, Wells M

Systematic review of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of digital supportive interventions for people with cancer that cannot be cured (Funded by Macmillan Cancer Support £116,280) Applicants: Bagnall A-M, Ashley L, Hulme C, Lawrie I, Hall P, Bennett M, Wells M 

The diagnostic experience of sarcoma patients; secondary analysis of the SAM study (Sarcoma UK £23,464) Fern L, Martins A, Taylor R, Whelan J, Gerrand C, Lyratzopoulous G, Wells M, Storey L, Bennister L, Onasanya M


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Co-supervisor for:

Imperial Health Charity Post-doc fellows:

Dr Justin Roe (SLT)

The development of a patient concerns inventory for people diagnosed with airway stenosis (PCI-AS)

Dr Anne-Marie Russell (Nurse)

Measuring patient activation (PAM) in patients diagnosed with interstitial lung disease (ILD) and their informal caregivers

Imperial Health Charity Pre-doc fellows:

Clare Leon Villapalos (Clinical Practice Educator / Nurse)

An exploration of multi- professional staff perceptions of the relationships between perceived safety, quality and workload intensity and staffing in the intensive care unit (ICU)

Layla Bolton (Research Nurse)

What is the referral pathway from primary to specialist care for venous leg ulcer patients, and, if any, what barriers to referral exist?

Lillie Shahabi (Clinical Research Practitioner)

Developing personalised, low- burden quality of life assessments for patients with brain tumours

Jennifer Crow (OT)

Understanding the difficulties experienced by working age adults after minor stroke who are discharged directly home from the hyper-acute stroke unit with no onward therapy referrals

Pan-London RM Partners fellow:

James Tallant (Clinical Nurse Specialist)

Caregiver quality of life following a diagnosis of high grade brain tumour: A longitudinal observational study