CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)-Plans for the next academic year. 

The teaching staff are now beginning to return to the School to resume their academic activities. They are working at a pace to change the way we deliver our courses. Moving forward, we will be using blended and e-learning methods. We aim to roll out the modules, which were postponed during the initial stages of COVID-19, in a phased approach, starting in September 2020, over an eight-month period. This is in line with Health Education England (HEE) who have proposed an extension to the education contract period. This is to allow time for the recovery of commissions that were postponed due to the pandemic.

As you will recognise because of COVID-19, plans are constantly changing so we will, as the situation evolves, endeavour to keep you informed. The health and wellbeing of our staff and students are our absolute priority. 

If you do have any questions or concerns, please refer to our Student Q&A page or contact us at Student Support Services for more information.


​My specialist clinical background rounds up to over 15 years working in haematological malignancies, firstly as a Clinical Research Nurse and then as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, covering: Multiple Myeloma, Acute and Chronic leukaemias.

I completed my MSc in Advanced Nursing– Cancer from King’s College in 2013. I am currently studying towards an MSc Clinical and Professional Education at UCL. I have been involved in multiple haematology education and advisory boards, to advance positive patient experience and nurse education. I am a former board member for London Cancer Pathway for Haematological Malignancies and London Cancer Nursing Expert Reference Group.

My association with The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and The Royal Marsden School began in 2002 when I completed the rotation programme and was awarded a Diploma in Cancer Nursing. After 14 years of working for The Royal Free and University College Hospital London I returned to join the School in 2018 as a Lecturer Practitioner. 

The most rewarding part of the job for me is bringing my clinical experience and expertise to the classroom. My main focus is to enhance positive learner experience, facilitate knowledge building and support academic development to advance positive patient care and experience.

Module involvement 

Principles in Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy, 
Principles in Haemato-Oncology 
Foundations in Cancer Practice  


  • Lara J. Groeneveldt, Rachel Garrod, Kwee L. Yong, Flora Dangwa, Andrew P. Jewell, Ken van Someren, Neil Rabin, Lisa Nicholls, Shirley P. D’Sa; An Exercise Training Programme Produces Significant Improvements in Quality of Life (QoL), Muscle Strength and Cardiorespiratory Function in Patients with Myeloma. An Exercise Training Programme Produces Significant Improvements in Quality of Life (QoL), Muscle Strength and Cardiorespiratory Function in Patients with Myeloma. (2007).  Blood; 110 (11): 3323. doi:
  • Sunil Iyengar, Hughes, Derralynn, Robert Ayto, Mehta, Atul, Flora Dangwa, Ashutosh Wechalekar (2010)  Improving clinical outcomes of Venous Thromboprophylaxis in Multiple Myeloma.  The European Haematology Association (Abstract)


  • William Marsden Cordwainers Scholarship (2014): Awarded to enable a registered nurse or midwife to share their expertise, knowledge and skills within developing or underprivileged communities, in the UK or overseas. 
  • UK Myeloma Foundation (UKMF) travel bursary (2010) Awarded Travel Bursary to attend key international haematology conferences including the International Myeloma Workshop and the American Society of Haematology (ASH) 

Contact details

0207 808 2463