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Vanessa Taylor University of York, UK

Dr Vanessa Taylor is Deputy Head of Nursing, Midwifery and Professional Programmes/Professor of Teaching and Learning at the University of York. Vanessa has extensive teaching, curriculum design and development experience. She has led the creation of a framework for post-registration undergraduate and postgraduate nursing education to support learning beyond registration and service innovation requirements. Vanessa has also contributed to curriculum design and delivery for pre-registration nursing awards. Vanessa has a clinical background in cancer and palliative care. As Course Leader, Vanessa co-ordinated, taught and supported students undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate study in cancer, palliative and end of life care. Vanessa has strong commitment to the student experience, the importance of high quality curriculum design and delivery for the enhancement of patient care. Vanessa is a member of the Bioscience in Nurse Education group and has undertaken projects evaluating bioscience teaching in pre-registration curricula. Her research interests also focus on the evaluation of cancer, palliative and end of life education, workforce development and service evaluation. Vanessa has led projects identifying the cancer-specific learning needs of the primary, community and palliative care workforce with the Macmillan Cancer Improvement Project and has developed End of Life Care Outcomes for Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber.