Wendy McInally

Wendy McInally

Wendy McInally

Macmillan Lecturer Child Health and Cancer Nursing


Wendy McInally SFHEA, MSc, BSc (Hons) RSCN.

Wendy is the Programme Lead for the MN pre-registration programme and MSc Route Lead for Cancer. With knowledge, skills and expertise developed over 25 years in clinical care and educational delivery environments across the UK and internationally, Wendy has built a comprehensive research portfolio around children and young people with cancer since joining Edinburgh Napier University in 2005.

Working with academic colleagues and the Teaching Fellow community across the University and further afield, Wendy develops and manages clinical initiatives within child health and cancer nursing. This work focuses on enhancing practice skills and expertise, as well as the overall student learning experience. In December 2012, she completed a Travel Scholarship for the Florence Nightingale Foundation / Teenage Cancer Trust and began her PhD journey in 2015.

Wendy is currently working on a number of initiatives to explore and support healthcare professionals with the knowledge, skills and expertise to care for children and young people with cancer and their families, in particular teenagers and young people living with cancer. She is an External Examiner for Salford University, is engaged in pedagogic and practitioner research and is currently an adviser to the UK National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death study. In late August 2016, Wendy was successful in securing a research grant from The Melville Trust for Care and Cure of Cancer. In addition to this she was awarded the largest grant to be awarded from the Teaching Fellow grants in 2016/17. This work has supported the development of e Learning materials for one of the children's cancer charities in the UK.

Wendy is also an Editorial Board Member for the new journal Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing and peer reviewer for the European Journal of Oncology Nursing and Cancer Nursing Practice. Also a member of CCLG/RCN and TYAC.




Conference Activity

  • Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer/BrightLight (2017) Runner Up Best Poster Lisa Thaxter Trust Prize “YOUNG PEOPLE LIVING WITH MALIGNANT MELANOMA AND THEIR FAMILY: AN INTERPRETIVE PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY”


External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner Salford University


Fellowships and Awards

  • Macmillan Nurse
  • Teaching Fellowship - £13,200 Widening Access: Developing a community eLearning resource for health professionals caring for children and young people with cancer.
  • Florence Nightingale Travel Scholarship


Grant Funding Panel Member

  • Chair of the TF Grants Panel


Invited Speaker

  • Striving to provide high quality care; Why, what & how? Stuart Andrew Lawtie 3rd conference. Glasgow.
  • “Impact of Paediatric Oncology Education on Practitioners Practice – Does Education make a Difference” (SIOP) 42nd Congress. Boston.
  • Family nursing week conference (2007) Children and Families living with Cancer …. Finland.
  • EDULEARN conference Barcelona Transitioning undergraduate nursing practice: professional development planning using an ePortfolio tool.
  • TF Conference, PDP Development: Using an e-Portfolio Tool
  • Using wikis’s to connect nursing students across the globe Sigma Theta Tau (STTI) Cardiff.
  • PDT event. Supporting the student experience through the PDT role.


Membership of Professional Body

  • European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS)
  • Professional Membership



  • Peer Reviewer


Visiting Positions



Current Post Grad projects