Joanna originally completed a Masters degree in Chemistry at Oxford University, working on photoactivation of caged molecules for controlled drug delivery. With an interest in medicine, she changed fields and obtained her medical degree at Brighton and Sussex medical school. During her time studying medicine, she gained a number of research experiences. Joanna worked as a junior research assistant in the department of neuroscience, and subsequently carried out clinical research on treatments in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.
In 2019, she undertook the Academic Foundation Programme in the East of England, continuing her interest in haematological malignancies working with Professor Vassiliou in the Cambridge haematology department. Her research interests were in investigating prognostic factors in multiple myeloma.
She is currently a Speciality Registrar in General Practice, and is completing an academic clinical fellowship at the University of Cambridge.
Joanna is interested in primary care cancer research. She has joined the prevention group, working with Dr Juliet Usher-Smith, Jo Waller and Becky Dennison on a CRUK funded study looking at public receptiveness to risk-based approaches for cancer prevention and early diagnosis.
Real-world experience of ibrutinib therapy in relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia: results of a single-center retrospective analysis, Journal of Blood Medicine, 9 July 2019
Nuttall E, Tung J, Trounce E, Johnston R, Chevassut T
Joint hypermobility syndrome and anxiety disorder: Structural brain correlates, European Psychiatry (2017), Eccles J, Tung J, Harrison N, Mathias C, Critchley H
Maximizing opportunities at medical school to support a career in surgery, STARSurg Collaborative, British Journal of Hospital Medicine, Vol 80. No 11, Nov 2019
Joanna obtained the ‘Integrated Foundations of Medical Education’ qualification, a six-month clinical teaching course which is nationally accredited with Advance HE at Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy Level. She has previously worked as a clinical supervisor to undergraduate medical students.