Research working group

Research Working Group banner

Research WG Members:

  • Dr Wendy Oldenmenger (co-Chair), The Netherlands
  • Prof. Mary Wells (co-Chair), UK
  • Dr Melanie Charambous, Cyprus
  • Amanda Drury, Ireland
  • Nikolaos Efstathiou, UK
  • Paz Fernandez-Ortega, Spain
  • Prof. Danny Kelly, EONS Past-President, UK
  • Dr Grigorios Kotronoulas, UK
  • Dr Ulrika Östlund, Sweden
  • Prof. Elizabeth Patiraki, Greece
  • Dr Marlies Peters, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Theresa Wiseman, UK

Membership of the group lasts for two years, for both Working Group members and Chairs. Membership may be renewed twice. Membership of a Working Group therefore lasts for a maximum of 6 years.


The objectives of the working group are:

  • To encourage research activity and collaboration amongst EONS members, national societies, external supporters and patient groups as effectively as possible.
  • To identify and review new funding opportunities in order to support ongoing research activity.
  • To share research expertise and ensure that EONS benefits from the research efforts of its members and vice versa.
  • To review how research evidence can best be shared, both within the Board, and more generally with our members.
  • To help in the provision of education for EONS members to participate in research.
  • To encourage publication and dissemination of research findings at conferences and other events.
  • To ensure that collaborative research projects with other professional or commercial organisations where appropriate are in accordance with Charity Commission requirements.
  • To advertise, review and monitor the progress of Research Grants awarded on behalf of EONS.
  • To review the research strategy to ensure it remains relevant to the changing needs of cancer nurses across Europe.

We look forward to exploring and developing opportunities for EONS to enhance its profile as an organisation that supports evidence based cancer nursing through the development and implementation of research into practice.