Dr Emma Nicklin

Dr Emma Nicklin


I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Patient Centred Outcomes Group at Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St. James’s. I have studied and worked at the University of Leeds since 2013. My main research interests are around quality of life of cancer patients and their caregivers. I am also interested in research including children and young people.

I obtained my PhD in 2021, which was a mixed-methods study based on the supportive care needs of teenage and young adult brain tumour survivors and their caregivers. 

I am currently leading a Wellcome Trust funded project that aims to understand more about adult brain tumours survivors returning to work after treatment.




  • PhD, School of Medicine, University of Leeds
  • MA Social Research, University of Leeds
  • BA Hons Sociology, Leeds Beckett University

Professional memberships

  • European Association of Neuro-Oncology (EANO): Nurse & Allied Health Professional Committee
  • British Psychosocial Oncology Society

Student education

I was previously a tutor on the Year 1 Research, Evaluation & Special Studies (RESS) module of the MBChB (2016-2017).