Lavinia graduated in Nursing Studies from the University of Ulster, Coleraine. Guy’s Hospital, London, provided Lavinia with early intensive care experience but then, the travel bug bit her. After an eighteen month adventure in Australia and SE Asia, Lavinia returned to intensive care nursing, initially in London and later in Cambridge. The move to Cambridge brought the opportunity to work as a research nurse in anaesthetics and intensive care. This secured her roots in research and clinical trials.
Since 1997 she has worked in thoracic oncology at Papworth Hospital, gaining an MSc (Clinical Oncology) at the University of Birmingham, 2003. In her role as Nurse Consultant – Thoracic Oncology, Lavinia’s specialist interests lie in the diagnosis and management of lung cancer and mesothelioma.