I joined the school as a part-time lecturer practitioner in January 2016, having worked two days a week in The Royal Marsden Critical Care Unit as a Band 7 Practice Educator since 2006.

Prior to joining The Royal Marsden, I worked as a staff nurse at University College London Hospital's head and neck oncology ward. My experience with head and neck patients ignited a strong interest in working with oncology patients who have acute or critical conditions with particular reference to the care of the acute airway and I have had the opportunity over the years to nurse a wide variety of oncology patients who are post major surgery or have acute oncological medical problems. 

As a Coronary Care Unit (CCU) practice educator I have led on all aspects of education for coronary care and assisted in the development of a bespoke Continuing Professional Development (CPD) learning environment, providing clinical in-situ simulation and working clinically as a Band 7 CCU nurse. I guest lecture on the Intensive Therapy Unit course modules at King's College and St George's University and am an active member of the PAN London critical care education forum. 

I gained my PGCE from King's College in 2014 and am working towards completing an MA in Clinical Education in 2017. I am currently the Module Leader for the Acute Cancer Practice module.

Contact details

laura.theodossy@rmh.nhs.uk