University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Alison Macklin is a cardio-oncology clinical research nurse specialist at the Hatter Cardiovascular Institute at University College Hospital (UCH) in London, UK. Ms Macklin works alongside Dr Malcolm Walker and Dr Arjun Ghosh in her exciting new role combining both clinical nurse specialist and research in cardio-oncology.
Ms Macklin qualified as an adult nurse from the University of Surrey in Surrey, UK in 2004, and has a strong clinical background after spending a significant amount of her nursing career within a critical care setting. In 2014, she achieved a first-class BSc Hons degree in critical care nursing. With a keen interest in improving care and advancing practice, Ms Macklin went on to become a research nurse and work on a wide range of internationally recognised studies.
Together with co-ordinating the cardio-oncology service at UCH, Ms Macklin is currently working with the team on a study exploring cardiac protection and remote ischaemic preconditioning in patients undergoing anthracycline-based chemotherapy.