Meet our nurses
Our friendly nurses are specialists in pancreatic cancer, and just a call or email away. Find out more about them here.
Dianne Dobson, Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Nurse
Dianne has been nursing for over 30 years having completed her general nursing training in Australia. She has worked in Intensive Care for many years both in Australia and London. Before joining Pancreatic Cancer UK Dianne worked as a specialist nurse in liver transplantation and HPB (hepato-pancreatobiliary) teams in London supporting people with all aspects of their diagnosis and care. Dianne has been working on the PCUK support line for 10 years.
Jeni Jones, Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Nurse
Jeni has been nursing for 32 years and has spent the past seventeen years working in cancer care, including the care of people with pancreatic cancer. She has worked in the areas of chemotherapy, palliative care and clinical trials and is experienced in providing support to patients, families and friends.
Rachel Richardson, Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Nurse
Rachel has been nursing for over 20 years and has varied experiences of working in the NHS. A big part of her previous roles has been particularly focused on supporting and caring for palliative and end of life patients, enabling them to have end of life care in their preferred place. Rachel’s most recent post before joining the charity has been looking after patients diagnosed with upper gastrointestinal cancers, including pancreatic cancers, ensuring that they receive the most appropriate treatment and are fully supported throughout their cancer journey.
Nicci Murphy, Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Nurse
Nicci has been nursing for 20 years and started her career as a district nurse, going on to specialise in palliative care, both in the community and in a hospice setting. For the last 8 years, Nicci has worked in oncology in a city hospital providing information, support and practical advice to individuals and their families’ affected by a cancer diagnosis, including pancreatic cancer.
Lisa Woodrow, Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Nurse
Lisa has been a nurse for over 20 years. She has worked as a research nurse running clinical trials and has also worked on the gastroenterology wards, the intensive care unit and for the last decade as a specialist nurse looking after patients with pancreatic and liver cancer in a specialist centre in London. Her main focus has been providing care and support for patients having surgery, and she has done this mainly in the NHS, but also in the private hospital setting.
Tracey Buckley, Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Nurse
Tracey has been nursing for almost 20 years, with 19 of those spent in the NHS with involvement in cancer care. Tracey spent 8 years an acute medical and haematology ward, which also included caring for palliative patients, after which she became an oncology nurse specialist. After joining Pancreatic Cancer UK in 2019 on a temporary basis, she decided to make a permanent move to work for the charity to supporting people impacted by pancreatic cancer.
Lynne McCallum, Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Nurse
Lynne qualified as a nurse in 2003 and has supported those with pancreatic cancer since this time in various roles and settings. Her background is oncology; she was a chemotherapy nurse then a chemotherapy sister before becoming the HPB and NET Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Christie Hospital in Manchester. Her roles there included supporting individuals from diagnosis onwards, this included the planning, delivery and reviewing of anti-cancer treatments, and providing information, support and practical advice to individuals and their loves ones affected by a HPB or NET cancer diagnosis. Lynne joined PCUK in 2017.