Bryan Gemma, Dr

Bryan Gemma, Dr

SIOP YI-NET BOARD MEMBER

I’m Gemma Bryan. I’m a Research Fellow at the Louis Dundas Centre for Children’s Palliative Care at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. I’m an experienced mixed methods researcher, the majority of my 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). I’m also an author of four Cochrane Reviews on subjects related to oral health. I graduated with a PhD from The University of Manchester in 2010. My thesis on interventions for the prevention of oral mucositis in adults receiving cancer therapy was funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC). I 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. My 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. I joined SIOP YI after the Dublin conference in 2016 and joined the YI board after the Washington Dc conference in 2017.During my time in YI I have been involved in the blog, social media and Education day committees. I’m currently the Chair of the YI Board, and co-chair of the YI Education day.

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