Dr. Joanna Nixon specialized in oncology

Dr. Joanna Nixon

Consultant Clinical Oncologist at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Center, Lead for the Scottish Sarcoma Network and Visiting Professor at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK

Country United Kingdom
Speciality Oncology
Subspeciality Head and Neck Cancers and Sarcomas
Experience 2000 years
Languages English and German

Dr. Joanna Nixon is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Center, Lead for the Scottish Sarcoma Network and Visiting Professor at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK. She holds a PhD in Radiotherapy, Masters degree in public health (MPH) and recently graduated from the Scottish Quality and Safety (SQS) Fellowship. She is a reviewer in the British Journal of Cancer and Stralentherapie (Radiotherapy), British Medical Journal (BMJ) case reports.

Areas of expertise: Head and Neck Cancers, Sarcomas, Orthopedic Oncology, Targeted Therapy, Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy

About

Dr. Joanna Nixon is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Center, Lead for the Scottish Sarcoma Network and Visiting Professor at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK. She cares for people with Head and Neck Cancers and Sarcomas. She is devoted to offering patients the best personalised treatment to ensure best outcomes and quality of life. She holds a PhD in Radiotherapy since 2013, Masters degree in public health (MPH) in 2015 and recently graduated from the Scottish Quality and Safety (SQS) Fellowship. She has a leading role in research as the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Chair for Head and Neck epidemiology and survivorship subgroup. She is a member of the New Drugs Committee and also board member of the British Sarcoma Group and Cancer Throat Foundation Trust. Dr. Nixon has been awarded for her contribution in patient care with a Faculty of Management and Leadership (FMLM) Fellowship. She lectures on compassion and resilience and facilitates compassion and resilience workshops for patients, carers and healthcare professionals. Dr. Nixon's team is finalist for the National British Medical Journal (BMJ) awards under cancer team 2020 and Healthcare Services Laboratories (HSL) Partnership Awards 2021. She is as well, Reviewer for grant applications on head and neck cancers through the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) and Mentor at the Scottish improvement Leader Program. She has been chosen as the President for the British Sarcoma Group Conference of 2020.


Experiences and Positions

2019 - Today

Expert Member
The Service Advisory Group (SAG) for Sarcomas, UK

2018 - Today

Visiting Professor
Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK

2018 - Today

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer
Glasgow University, Glasgow, UK

2018 - Today

UK Chair of Head and Neck, Centre of Statistics and Genetics (CSG) Epidemiology & Survivorship subgroup
National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI), London, UK

2018 - Today

Member of Board of Trustees
British Sarcoma Group (BSG), UK

2018 - Today

Clinical Lead and protocol co-author
Cancer Research UK Accelerator Sarcoma Award, UK

2017 - Today

Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Head and Neck/ Sarcoma
The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Center, Glasgow, UK

2016 - Today

Clinical Lead for Sarcomas
The Scottish Sarcoma Network (SSN), Scotland, UK

2016 - 2018

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer
Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, UK

2015 - Today

Clinical Lead
The National Sarcoma Multi Disciplinary Team (MDT)

2013 - 2017

Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Head and Neck/ Sarcoma
The Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

2011 - 2013

Senior Research Fellow
Neuro-oncology Unit, Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK

2008 - 2009

Honorary Clinical Fellow
Radiotherapy Department, Muenster, Germany


Degrees and Certifications

Scottish Quality Improvement and Safety Fellowship (SQSF)
2019

Masters of Public Health (MPH)
University of Liverpool, UK
2015

Certificate of Completion of Training as specialist in Clinical Oncology
2010

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Hellenic Republic University of Loannina, School of Medicine, Greece
2005


Memberships

Member of:

  • The New Drugs Committee (NDC) (2019)
  • Member of the GOLF examiner committee (Global online Fellowship) in Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology, International Federation of Head and Neck Societies (2016)
  • Head and Neck Cancer Clinical Studies Group (NCRI) (2015)
  • European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), Head and Neck Group
  • European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO)
  • International Association for Medical Education (AMEE)
  • Scottish Sarcoma Network (Clinical Lead)
  • British Sarcoma Group (BSG), Advisory Board Member
  • British Journal of Cancer, Stralentherapie (Radiation Therapy), BMJ case reports
  • Hellenic Society Head and Neck Oncology (HESHNO)
  • European Head and Neck Society (EHNO)
  • The General Medical Council (GMC) (2010)

Markers of esteem

  • Health Care Services Laboratories (HSL) Partnership Award (2021)
  • British Medical Journal (BMJ) Award, Cancer Team of the year (2020)
  • Fellowship for contribution to patient care, Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM), UK (2018)

Links

  • https://www.researchgate.net/publication/346676514_A_need_for_clarity_on_Surgical_Management_of_Breast_Sarcoma_Scottish_Sarcoma_Network_Guidelines_and_Regional_Audit
  • https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339241336_Management_of_head_and_neck_sarcomas-_a_tertiary_referral_institutions_20-year_experience
  • https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343802838_Keep_calm_and_carry_on_safety_feasibility_and_early_outcomes_of_head_and_neck_cancer_treatment_during_the_COVID-19_pandemic
  • https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340112495_Analysis_of_dose_using_CBCT_and_synthetic_CT_during_head_and_neck_radiotherapy_A_single_centre_feasibility_study
  • https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340769553_Novel_use_of_existing_resources_to_increase_awareness_and_knowledge_of_sarcoma_amongst_health_professionals

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