We're grateful to our amazing team of experts who help shape and guide the work we do, ensuring it is meeting a real need and is evidence-based. They ensure we develop programmes and support information that is of the highest standard in response to the needs of our beneficiaries.

Dr Louise Soanes

Louise is Chief Nurse at Teenage Cancer Trust, a Registered General Nurse and a Registered Sick Children's Nurse. Throughout her career, Louise has worked in a variety of clinical, academic and managerial roles. She has extensive experience in teenage and young adult cancer care and a detailed understanding of the opportunities and challenges that charities face when delivering services in partnership with the NHS.

Louise also works as a Senior Lecturer in Cancer Nursing at London South Bank University.

Gemma Pugh

Gemma is a lecturer in Sports & Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary, University of London. She has a particular interest in physical activity promotion and behaviour change and has carried out a number of research studies investigating health behaviour change among Teenage and Young Adult (TYA) cancer survivors.

She has been working with Trekstock to evaluate the impact of the Meet and Move and RENEW programmes.