Research and teaching

We are passionate about enabling people to return to their best speech, voice and swallowing function following cancer treatment. 

Our current research, audit and clinical interests are connected to providing earlier access to outpatient speech therapy services and improving swallowing outcomes for people undergoing cancer treatment to the region of the head and neck. We have recently supported a Health Education England Speech therapy intern to undertake a project with the Christie School of Oncology on site.

We are currently undertaking a  Macmillan/Manchester Cancer Living With and Beyond Cancer Innovation Fund  service evaluation to guide our future service delivery 

We deliver regular teaching to the University of Manchester School of Nursing,  Foundations In Cancer Care course.  

We regularly support speech therapy undergraduates on placements from both Manchester Universities and provide teaching and lectures internally and externally to the Trust.

Last updated: December 2018

Christie stories during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we're doing all we can to make sure patients get the treatment, information and support they need. Read some stories from our patients and staff to find out what The Christie is doing at this difficult time.

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“We have seen a lot of our research staff return to the office. This has massively improved morale as it is a lot easier to connect with people.”
Corinne Faivre-Finn, Christie consultant
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“The experience has allowed me to be able to hear what is not being said. The extraordinary strength and resilience of individuals as they greet you with a smile… when you are aware of the pain and anguish they will be going through.”
Digital services team, redeployed to telephone patients
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“Of course, the COVID-19 virus has not gone away – we have to be cautious and we have to proceed in an appropriate way.”
Professor John Radford, director of research at The Christie
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