Bryan Gemma, Dr

Bryan Gemma, Dr

YOUNG SIOP NETWORK CHAIR

Gemma Bryan, Research Fellow at the Louis Dundas Centre for Children’s Palliative Care at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. She is an experienced mixed methods researcher, the majority of previous research has focused on communication with children with cancer and their parents about their disease and treatment, and interventions to help parents increase their understanding of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL). Author of four Cochrane Reviews on subjects related to oral health. Graduated with a PhD from The University of Manchester in 2010. Her thesis on interventions for the prevention of oral mucositis in adults receiving cancer therapy was funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC). She also hold an MSc in Human Nutrition (with a Clinical Specialisation) from the University of Glasgow and a BA (Hons) from the University of Durham. Her research interests are in communication, symptom reporting for children with cancer, the use of participatory methods in research with children, and in decision making for the management of pain and symptoms in children with chronic, life threatening and life-limiting conditions. She joined SIOP YI after the Dublin conference in 2016 and joined the YI board after the Washington DC conference in 2017. During her time in YI she has been involved in the blog, social media and Education day committees. She is currently the Chair of the Young SIOP Board, and co-chair of the YI Education day.

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