Alex Wray

BSc Nursing (Adult Nursing), Graduate Diploma Oncology and Palliative Care

Clinical Research Fellow (Cancer Nursing)

Role at Hull York Medical School

Alex is a Clinical Research Fellow in Cancer Nursing within the TRANSFORM group for Transforming Cancer Outcomes in Yorkshire - funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Alex is currently completing a MSc in Health Studies (Education and Leadership). On completion of this she will undertake a PhD looking at developing interventions to support children when a parent has a terminal illness.

Biography

Alex studied nursing at the University of Hull and graduated in 2007.

She has always been passionate about providing excellent end of life care. She started her career at the Hull Royal Infirmary as a staff nurse in Neurosurgical Critical Care from 2007 to 2012, she then moved to the Queen's Centre at Castle Hill Hospital working as a Junior Sister on the Palliative Care and Oncology wards from 2012 to 2014. From there she worked across sites at the University of Hull Teaching Hospitals as a Transfusion Practitioner from 2014 to 2016.

From 2016 onward she has worked as a Specialist Nurse in Organ Donation for the Yorkshire Organ Donation Services Team, working in all of the hospitals across the Yorkshire region.

As an Organ Donation Nurse, Alex applied her healthcare expertise and passion to promote and facilitate the organ donation process and support grieving families through end of life care.

Alex continues to work clinically as an Organ Donation Nurse at the University of Hull Teaching Hospitals.

Research

Alex is currently doing a systematic literature review to look at the experience of children along their parents terminal cancer journey.

Following this she will commence her PhD to develop interventions to support children when a parent has a terminal illness.