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Professor Alex Molassiotis (RN, MSc, PhD) - personal details

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Professor Alex Molassiotis

Role: Professor of Cancer and Supportive Care

Tel: +44 (0)161 306 7830


The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
The University of Manchester
Room 5.310, Jean McFarlane Building
University Place
Oxford Road
M13 9PL

Fax: +44 (0) 161 306 7790

Telephone: +44 (0) 161 306 7780 (Sue Tizini, Secretary)




Alex obtained his BSc in Nursing in 1990 in Greece, an MSc from the University of Hull, UK in 1991 and his PhD from the University of Birmingham, UK in 1996. With a clinical background in cancer care and more specifically in haemato-oncology and bone marrow transplatation, he has worked both clinically and academically in Greece, the UK, US, Malta and Hong Kong. He has worked up every stage of the academic ladder and he is now Professor of Cancer & Supportive Care at the University of Manchester.


Research Lead, Cancer, Supportive & Palliative Care research team.

Head of Academic Cancer Nursing Research Centre, Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Management Board, National Cancer Research Institute Supportive & Palliative Care Research Collaborative (with Universities of Manchester, Southampton, Liverpool, Nottingham & Lancaster).

Board Member of: National Cancer Research Institute, Complementary Therapies CSG; Research Committee, International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care; Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, antiemetics working group and quality of life working group (co-chair).

Adjunct Professor, Australian Catholic University, Sydney, Australia.


  • Continuing Education (Cancer Care, Palliative Care & Bone Marrow Transplant courses)
  • MSc/PhD Research Methods course
  • BNurs Research module
  • Complementary Therapies in Cancer