Professor Mary Wells

Professor Mary Wells

Professor Mary Wells is the Acting Deputy Director of the Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals Research Unit (NMAHP-RU ) at Stirling University. 

Mary joined the Unit in 2013 as Professor of Cancer Nursing Research and Practice.  She trained as a general nurse at Guys Hospital and South Bank University, graduating in 1988, before specialising in head and neck surgery and oncology.  In the early 90’s she became a Ward Sister and then Senior Nurse in Oncology at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London.  Having completed a Master’s Degree at the Institute of Cancer Research in 1995, she then held a number of joint clinical academic posts in Oxford, London and Dundee.  In 2003, she was seconded to set up and head the new Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre in Dundee.  From 2009, she worked as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Dundee, developing her experience in health services research related to understanding and improving patients’ experiences and outcomes in cancer care, nurse-led initiatives and evaluating complex interventions. Her current research focusses on living with and beyond cancer, and she is actively involved in the European Oncology Nursing Society, Macmillan Consequences of Cancer Treatment Collaborative and NCRI Psychosocial Oncology and Survivorship Clinical Studies Group.    

Mary brings her extensive nursing and research knowledge to SISCC and leads the Context Research Theme.