Liz DarlisonBSc, MSc
Liz has enjoyed over 35 years of clinical practice at the University Hospitals of Leicester, 19 of them in thoracic oncology. Currently, she is a Consultant Nurse at UHL and is also Head of Services for Mesothelioma UK, the national charity for Mesothelioma. Liz’s interests within thoracic oncology have always focused on developing the nursing contribution, within the multidisciplinary team, to improve outcomes but also the patient and carer experience across the whole cancer pathway.
Clinically Liz is a core member of the Leicester Thoracic Oncology Multidisciplinary Team who provides a comprehensive mesothelioma management service to over 200 patients per year. Liz has held several Honorary university positions, is very active in terms of research, promoting nursing as a career and in pre and postgraduate education.
Liz has served 10 years as a committee member (2 years as chair) for the National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses, 14 years on the British Thoracic Oncology Group steering committee, is a current member of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer and is proud to be a founding member of the International Thoracic Oncology Nursing Forum. Liz has individually, and joint authored a number of publications about lung cancer and mesothelioma and gives up to 25 lectures a year at regional, national and international meetings.