Gaye Paterson is a registered nurse who holds bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing. Her master's dissertation explored women's experiences of menopausal symptoms during adjuvant treatment for breast cancer. Gaye has worked as a cancer nurse since 1989, and has held posts in acute care and palliative care settings in Scotland and England. She worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in breast care, before taking up a joint academic and clinical appointment with the University of Glasgow. Since 2003 Gaye has been based at the Cancer Care Research Centre (CCRC) in the University of Stirling (Scotland). She has presented papers at national and international cancer conferences, and has published articles on a range of cancer care issues. She was involved in developing evidence-based guidelines for the management of breast cancer for the Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network (SIGN), and was also a co-author of an educational resource for nurses in biological therapies and cancer that was developed in collaboration with the European Oncology Nursing Society. Gaye is a member of the review panel for papers submitted to the International Journal of Palliative Nursing.
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