Who we are

Our cancer inequalities research experts

TRANSFORM brings together expertise in research and clinical practice, so we can address the key gaps in knowledge that are essential to tackling cancer inequalities in Yorkshire.
This project brings together researchers from TRANSFORM and the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre, the Academy of Primary Care and the Cancer Research Group.

TRANSFORM Leadership Team

TRANSFORM researchers
TRANSFORM researchers
 NameRole Key areas of research
Alex Bullock Clinical Research Fellow (Nutrition)

Identification of malnutrition, cachexia and sarcopenia in older cancer patients.

Dr Hong Chen Research Fellow (Quantitative Research)

Urgent and emergency cancer care: health service research drawing on Systems Thinking theory and method.

Dr Cindy Forbes Career Development Research Fellow

The role of physical activity and sedentary behaviour on quality of life among cancer survivors, and the utility of technology in assisting lifestyle behaviour change to influence quality of life and other health outcomes.

Sarah Greenley Research Fellow (Information Specialist)

Information retrieval for systematic reviews, computer interpretable guidelines, clinical decision support systems.

Dr Gordon McKenzie Clinical Research Fellow (Geriatric Oncology)

Developing and validating a cross-platform, patient-centered digital CGA for clinical decision making and optimisation of older head and neck cancer patients.

Dr Flavia Swan Research Fellow (Rehabilitation) Palliative care research interest: non-pharmacological interventions for the management of chronic breathlessness.
Alex Wray Clinical Research Fellow (Cancer Nursing) Developing interventions to support children in families where a parent has had a terminal illness


Administrative support

Peter Wells, TRANSFORM Administrator -

Steering group