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Dr Anna Campbell

anna campbell

CanRehab Founder and Director

Dr Anna Campbell’s professional qualifications immunology (BSc), biochemistry (PhD)and sport & exercise science (MSc). Anna is a qualified fitness instructor (exercise to music, gym instruction and cardiac rehabilitation) and has built up a reputation as an expert in the UK in the field of exercise and cancer.

In the past 10 years, Anna has provided safe personalised exercise programmes, exercise counselling and structured group exercise classes for over 500 men and women living with cancer and has published a number of papers on the subject.

Dr Karen Robb

Dr Karen Robb

Senior Tutor

Karen’s career has spanned virtually all the domains that contribute to improving the care of cancer patients and she has held clinical, academic, research and strategy posts. She has worked in cancer rehabilitation for over 20 years and has a special interest in the rehabilitation of patients with the consequences of breast cancer treatment. Karen has authored/co-authored a range of peer reviewed literature including original research and editorials as well as book chapters and a clinical textbook, “Rehabilitation in Cancer Care”. Karen is currently Macmillan Rehabilitation Lead for the Transforming Cancer Services Team in London where she supports commissioners to make decisions about cancer rehabilitation. She is also a (Body Control) Pilates teacher and teaches classes in Greenwich, London. In previous posts, Karen has been Regional Lead for Rehabilitation for NHS England in London and Consultant Physiotherapist for cancer services at Bart’s Hospital. Karen has been a special advisor to Macmillan Cancer Support for many years and sits on their Clinical Advisory Board. She is passionate about helping to shape a future for people living with and beyond cancer where access to high quality rehabilitation services is the norm and not just a lucky coincidence.

Fiona Whyte

Fiona Whyte

CanRehab Special Advisor

Among her professional qualifications Fiona has two teaching diplomas and a master’s degree in cancer care, qualifications which have supported her well in her 20 plus years experience working in the field of cancer education.

For about the same length of time she has been an associate editor of the peer reviewed, European Journal of Cancer Care with sole responsibility for the news section of the journal.

This enjoyable role has meant that she has had to remain constantly up-to-date with developments in all aspects of cancer management and care.

Fiona’s research and clinical interests include: cancer rehabilitation, communication skills in the fields of cancer and palliative care, adolescents and young people with cancer and teaching and learning in the clinical situation

Sarah Bolitho

Sarah Bolitho

Senior Tutor

Sarah has been in the industry for nearly 25 years, working in most disciplines from PT, gym and aerobics to walking, Pilates and yoga and with a diverse range of clients and populations during her career.

Her key areas of expertise are exercise referral, mental health, pre/post natal, diabetes/obesity, disability, behaviour change and weight management and she is particularly keen on promoting activity in the natural environment.

Sarah is a leading Exercise Referral specialist having worked on a large scheme for over a decade and has been delivering the qualification for many years. She has designed and delivered Level 4 qualifications in Obesity/Diabetes and Mental Health and also holds the Level 4 Back Care and Cancer Rehabilitation qualifications.

This expertise led her to set up a specialist training company, Exact Training, to provide specialist exercise professionals with training and CPD and she also works with CanRehab on their level 4 qualification.

Sarah has co-authored six books including five in the Complete Guide to… series and is a regular contributor to various magazines including REPs journal and Fitpro as well as mainstream publications such as Red and Woman & Home and is a regular speaker at industry conventions and conferences.

  • Testimonials

    • “Exercise is possibly the single most important component of health style change associated with good physical health, not only during cancer treatment, but as a way to reduce the risk of secondary cancers.” Dr David Alberts, Arizona Cancer Center, Oncology Times, October 2006
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