Rehabilitation expert reference group (ERG) 

The purpose of the Rehabilitation Expert Reference Group, led by Sharon Cavangh, is to be the primary source of advice for rehabilitation to Tumour Pathway Boards, other Expert Reference Groups and the UCLH Cancer Collaborative Board.

  • Chair

    Sharon Cavanagh - Lead for Macmillan Integrated Cancer Programme, Living with and Beyond Cancer and Allied Health Professionals

    Sharon Cavanagh is the lead for Macmillan Integrated Cancer Programme and the Living with and Beyond Cancer programme for London Cancer. Sharon’s work focuses on improving patient experience and outcomes by implementing the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative.

    Sharon has held senior clinical, operational and professional lead roles within palliative care and cancer services in London for 15 years. An occupational therapist by profession, Sharon’s clinical area of expertise is palliative rehabilitation.

 Rehabilitation expert reference group (ERG) papers

May 2018 Rehab ERG minutes01/05/2018
February 2018 Rehab ERG minutes20/02/2018
November 2017 Rehab ERG minutes01/11/2017
July 2017 Rehab ERG minutes26/07/2017
April 2017 Rehab ERG minutes25/04/2017
January 2017 Rehab ERG minutes25/01/2017
September 2016 Rehab ERG minutes21/09/2016
March 2016 Rehab ERG minutes10/03/2016
January 2016 Rehab ERG minutes27/01/2016

 Rehabilitation expert reference group (ERG) documents

Rehab ERG terms of reference
Rehab ERG annual report 2016-17

 Membership - Rehabilitation expert reference group (ERG)

Abby McCarthyPhysiotherapy, Sarcoma UnitRoyal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
Abi FisherLecturer in Physical Activity and HealthUniversity College London
Abibat Gbadamosi Oncology and Hospice Dietitian Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust
Abu SibhaneeCancer Clinical Lead for PhysiotherapyUniversity College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Adrian GilsonCommunity Nutrition Support DietitianBarts Health NHS Trust
Alexa JarzebawskaAcute Specialist DietitianWhittington Hospital NHS Trust
Ameena RahmanEmpowered Living Team Lead, Physiotherapist St Joseph’s Hospice
Antony PerrymanTeam Lead, Occupational Therapist for HaematologyUniversity College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Barbara AbrahamsDietetic Professional Lead and Deputy Head Therapy ManagerBarts Health NHS Trust
Barbara SteadLead Physiotherapist Barnet General Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital
Bella TalwarClinical Lead University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Bernadette O’GormanCommunity Matron, Paediatric Palliative CareLife Force Team
Beverley Coyle NHS Barnet, Finchley Memorial Hospital NHS Barnet, Finchley Memorial Hospital
Bonnie HarrisOccupational Therapist, Oncology and HaematologyUniversity College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Carla ZanichelliLymphoedema Physiotherapist University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Catherine ThomasCNS, Palliative Care Macmillan Palliative Care Service, North Middlesex Hospital
Charlene WaltersSenior PhysiotherapistBarts Health NHS Trust
Christina MooreLymphoedema CNS University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Claire AxtonHighly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Claire Farrington-DouglasJoint Head Speech and Language Therapist Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Claire McEwanTeam Lead, Occupational Therapist for OncologyUniversity College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Claire O’HerlihyHighly Specialist Oncology Occupational TherapistRoyal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Claire WellsHighly Specialist Occupational Therapist  National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Dan JoycePatient Representative Patient Representative
Deborah PittsOccupational Therapist, Oncology and Palliative CareRoyal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Delia GoddardPalliative Care TeamNHS Camden
Diana MarkhamSite Lead for DieteticsBarts Health NHS Trust
Elizabeth KingSpeech and Language Therapist Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Emily StoweDay Therapy Manager St Claire Hospice
Emma HainsworthSenior Research NurseUniversity College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Fiona DuncanNHS EnfieldNHS Enfield
Fiona KellyHead of Adult Therapies Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Freya HickeyClinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist Barts Health NHS Trust
Gemma LindsellTeam Lead, Occupational Therapist University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Georgina RiddellClinical Lead, General Medicine Whittington Hospital NHS Trust
Gill FreeCommunity Speech and Language TherapistNHS West Essex
Hannah HughesPhysiotherapist in Orthopaedic Oncology Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Ian TaylorHead of Nutrition and Dietetics University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Jayne MortonSpecialist Palliative Occupational TherapistWhittington Hospital NHS Trust
Jennifer GilbertLympoedema CNSUniversity College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Jennifer HartMacmillan Community Dietitian Havering, Barking and Dagenham NELFT Community Services
Jenny ParkerNeuro Oncology Physiotherapist University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Jenny RichardsonHead of Service, Adult Community Rehabilitation Team and Wheelchair ServicesHomerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Joshna HiraniOrthopaedic Oncology TeamRoyal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Julia SousaOncology DietitianRoyal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Julie MorandiniClinic OfficerRoyal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Kanakaraj RobertsRespiratory Team Lead, PhysiotherapistWhittington Hospital NHS Trust
Karen RobbMacmillan Rehabilitation Team Lead Transforming Cancer Services Team
Karen TurnerService Lead for Oncology Therapy TeamRoyal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Karyn BannSpeech and Language Therapy Team LeaderPrincess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
Kassie MontanheiroClinical Lead DietitianUniversity College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Kate ElvinNHS EnfieldNHS Enfield
Katie De AlbuqerquePhysiotherapist University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Kay EatonClinical Lead for Lymphoedema Service University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Kim BarlowLymphoedema Nurse St Joseph’s Hospice
Lianne GordonHead and Neck Dietitian Barts Health NHS Trust
Lindsay FarthingClinical Lead for Oncology Therapies Barts Health NHS Trust
Lindsey NewellLead for Dietetics Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
Lisa LomasTherapy Manager, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Queens Hospital 
Lisa O’LearyLead Speech and Language Therapist, Head and NeckBarnet General Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital
Louise PlattTherapy Team Lead, NeurosurgeryNational Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Lucy BrooksSurvivorship Navigator Occupational Therapist Queens Hospital
Lucy PeckOccupational Therapist LeadSt Margaret’s Hospital, NHS West Essex
Mandakini PatelDietetic ManagerNorth Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
Mary LeeClinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist, Head and NeckUniversity College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Melissa MillmanSpecialist Women’s and Men’s Health PhysiotherapiesHomerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Nicola GilbodyHighly Specialist Speech and Language TherapistBarts Health NHS Trust
Nicola Maguire-SmithSenior Dietitian Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
Nicola RaineHaematology Physiotherapist University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Orla McCourtSpecialist Physiotherapist, HaematologyUniversity College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Paul HudsonHead of Radiology and TherapiesNorth Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
Phong QuachOccupational Therapist St Joseph’s Hospice
Rashmi SoniSite Lead for DieteticsBarts Health NHS Trust
Roisin BarrPhysiotherapist Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Sarah HodgsonTeam Lead, Physiotherapist for OncologyUniversity College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Seeni NaiduDivisional Manager of Cancer / Head of TherapiesQueens and King George Hospitals
Sharon Cavanagh (chair)Macmillan Integrated Cancer Programme LeadUCLH Cancer Collaborative
Supriya NerlekarClinical Specialist ManagerRoyal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
Susan HourihanClinical Specialist Occupational Therapist in OutpatientsNational Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Susan McGowanHead Speech and Language Therapist National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Suzette FerreiraClinical Lead Occupational Therapist Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
Tara WhyandSpecialist NET Dietitian Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Teresa HillLymphoedema Nurse Consultant NHS Enfield
Victoria ToddBreast Cancer Lymphoedema Clinic DirectorCancerKin Centre, Royal Free Hospital
Yasmin Chotai de LimaClinical Lead Dietitian and Dietetic Professional LeadRoyal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Zenab AhmadMacmillan Dietitian Queens Hospital
Zoe KnightSpeech and Language Therapist Lead, Head and NeckBarts Health NHS Trust