A day in Life by Cyper Allan, Lead Research Nurse

In the lead up to International Nurses Day, we are running a series of stories from our fellow nurses at PCS about their work, current challenges, and what they love about nursing.

A typical day for Cyper Allan, Lead Research Nurse in our PCS|Research team.

“I’m the Lead Research Nurse for PCS and joined the team in July 2022. Our research team is small, clinically led by Dr. Jon Dickson and managed remotely by Mel Myhill, our Research Service Manager.”

“The team has two junior Research Nurses and one Data Coordinator. A typical week for me is spent mostly attending meetings, managing ongoing study portfolio and new studies, and managing on-site research staff.

“Clinically, I’m hands-on in terms of study screening, recruitment and follow-up of patients and at times their nominated carer/s. Patients often have doubts, questions, and concerns about clinical trials and as a Research Nurse, it is my job to fill the gaps by providing information about pros and cons of the study, the risks and benefits of taking part in a study using an investigational drugs and also provide nursing care in terms of managing side effects which we call as adverse events.

“We are the point of contact for any direct and indirect nursing care. It is a specialist area that requires specialist skills and knowledge. As a team, we aim to expand within the next 5 years.”

Read more about the work of PCS|Research.

Lead Research Nurse, Cyper Allan