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Gill Walton

Senior Lecturer

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Gillian is a registered general Nurse and has worked in oncology and palliative care for sixteen years.  She started out as a Macmillan Palliative Care Nurse Specialist in a district general hospital and later became a Macmillan Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist where she set up a new service to support people diagnosed with lung cancer. 

Gillian won the Nursing Times Cancer Nursing Award while practising and lecturing between 2002 and 2005 for her research project on improving the patient journey for people with lung cancer. This involved interviewing relatives of those patients who had recently died on a busy general medical ward.  This research helped implement changes in the provision of care available to patients on the journey from diagnosis to death. 

Gillian was then appointed as Senior Lecturer and took on the role of Pathway Leader for the BSc in Cancer Care.

Gillian is the Co-chair of the North of England Lung Cancer Nurses Group and also a founding member of The National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses.  She has previously published papers on lung cancer and is currently writing on the management of lung cancer.

Gillian is currently delivering master classes to local NHS trusts and hospices on communication in difficult situations.  Gillian is also leading the chemotherapy module at Northumbria University.

Her areas of specialism include:

  • Lung cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Advanced communication skills


  • Nursing BSc (Hons) September 01 1994
  • Information not provided Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 1985


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