Chiara is the Director of Support and Influencing at Prostate Cancer UK. She oversees the charity activity for direct services to men and their families and works alongside the clinical community across the UK. Her role includes overseeing the delivery of NHS clinical education, health information, policy and health influencing, peer support, patient and community involvement, advancing racial equity in healthcare, specialist nurses helpline and cancer data specialists. She is also the charity media spokesperson and safeguarding lead.
Chiara was previously Director of Patient Services at Anthony Nolan for nine years, establishing a new team and a whole suite of new services for patients, families and health care professionals working in blood cancer and stem cell transplant. A passionate advocate for palliative and end of life care, Chiara managed the Macmillan Information and Support Centre at King’s College Hospital and was involved in several research projects with the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care.
As a clinician, Chiara was a specialist physiotherapist in cancer and palliative care and worked for many years on the oncology wards at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital and has first-hand experience of the challenges that people face with a cancer and long-term conditions.
Chiara lives in Guiseley with her family, coaches her son’s football team and is a passionate Leeds United fan. She is also a clinical trustee for Candlelighters; a Yorkshire based children’s cancer charity.
Chiara took on the role of Audit Committee Chair from August 2023.