Gemma Bryan is a Research Associate at the Louis Dundas Centre for Children’s Palliative Care at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. An experienced researcher, the majority of her 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). Gemma 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 holds an MSc in Human Nutrition (with a Clinical Specialisation) from the University of Glasgow and a BA (Hons) from the University of Durham. Gemma takes an interest in symptom reporting for children with cancer, communication and in decision making for the management of pain and symptoms in children with chronic, life threatening and life-limiting conditions.