Dr Barry Quinn
Qualifications: PhD, MSc, PG Cert Teaching, BD, Bacc Phil, RN
Position: Dr Barry Quinn RN, Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor
Hospital: Queen’s University Belfast, Mohamed Bin Rashid University, Dubai
Barry Quinn, is the current Chair of the European Oral care in Cancer (EOCC) Expert Group. Barry recently led and chaired the development of oral care in cancer guidance for the Nordic region. He has worked in the field of cancer and palliative care for over 30 years and is particularly interested in addressing symptom management in the cancer setting. Barry has published numerous articles on a range of cancer and end-of-life care issues including, oral care and support, addressing pain in advanced cancer and communication. He is a frequent key note speaker at national and international meetings, he has published articles and book chapters on a range of cancer and nursing issues. He is the consultant editor for a leading UK nursing journal, sits on the board of a number of international journals and reviews articles for nursing and medical publications.
As the survival rates for cancer continue to improve and new and innovative treatments appear we are still faced with the reality of supporting patients with the potential toxicities of anti-cancer therapies. The work of the UKOMIC group aims to support patients with cancer and the professionals that care for them by promoting best practice in the care, assessment, prevention and treatment of oral mucositis.