Speaker Profile

Dr Caroline Hoffman

Clinical and Research Director, Breast Cancer Haven

Caroline has specialised in integrative healthcare for over 25 years both in the NHS and voluntary sector. She was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her contribution to breast cancer support services in 2014. Her last NHS role was as the first Nurse Consultant in Cancer Rehabilitation at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. Caroline’s long-standing expertise in psychosocial support, nursing and complementary medicine and research enables her to lead the teams of health care professionals, therapists and researchers across all Breast Cancer Havens.

She is trained as a social worker, intensive care nurse, TCM acupuncturist, shiatsu practitioner, aromatherapist, reflexologist and mindfulness-based stress reduction teacher and certified mindful self-compassion teacher. Her doctoral research showed significant benefits from the mindfulness-based stress reduction programme (MBSR) in people affected by breast cancer and was published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology in 2012 and she has published numerous service evaluations on the effectiveness of integrative approaches in breast cancer. Caroline continues to teach 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion courses nationally and internationally and she is on the International Advisory Board of the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice.

Dr Caroline Hoffman is speaking at 11:30 and 16:30.
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