Meet the experts

Meet our panel of experts who have answered your questions about relationships and sex.

Matt Whyman

Matt is a bestselling author. He also provides support and advice for young people. His books for teenagers include Superhuman, XY and American Savage. He's written regular advice columns including for Bliss magazine and worked as agony uncle on BBC Radio 1's The Surgery. He's currently a relationship advisor for TheSite.org

Matt got involved with CLIC Sargent because he passionately believes all young people deserve the right to make informed decisions about relationships and sex that puts their welfare first.

Matt Whyman

Urvashi Tripathi

Urvashi is a senior social work practitioner, part of CLIC Sargent's Social Work Team at UCLH hospital. She has been at CLIC Sargent for nine years helping young people with cancer by providing practical and emotional support so they can live life to the full. Urvashi has worked with over 300 patients and their families during her career so far.

Urvashi Tripathi

Simon Darby

Simon is a young person's social worker in Northern Ireland, supporting young people and their families throughout their cancer journey. Simon works one-on-one with young people to provide tailored support to meet their individual needs. Simon also runs projects to enable young people to come together and engage in therapeutic and diversionary activities.

Simon Darby

Kate Hancock

Kate is a clinical psychologist based in Southampton. She's been working to improve the wellbeing of teenagers and young adults with cancer since 2008. Kate supports patients and their relatives at all stages of cancer treatment and throughout recovery, including patients who have been treated as younger children but are now aged 16-25 years.

Kate Hancock

Lucia Pasqualino

Lucia was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in 2005 when she was 15, and had two and a half years of chemotherapy. She's now 25 and has just qualified as a social worker. Lucia first met her boyfriend Joe when they were both on treatment. Joe also had ALL and went to the same school. Lucia and Joe are very happy together despite the long-term challenges life after cancer treatment brings.

Lucia Pasqualino

David Wright

Based at the Christie Hospital in Manchester, David is a lead nurse for teenagers and young adults at the Teenage Cancer Trust. David helps young people with cancer access age-appropriate support and facilities. He also works to improve services across the North West. David says the best part of his job is getting to meet young people. He says their attitude and approach, at one of the most challenging times in their life, is what makes work worthwhile.

David Wright

Sarah Burton

Sarah has worked in oncology for over 17 years. As Head of Nursing for Cancer Care Cymru she is responsible for service development and works with the Welsh Assembly Government and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) to set standards of care for women in Wales with gynaecological cancers. An expert on gynaecological issues, Sarah has lectured throughout the UK and has represented Welsh cancer nurses at international conferences.

Sarah Burton

Dan Yeomanson

Dan works as a consultant paediatric and TYA oncologist at Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust. He is a member of the Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group, sits on the TYAC Research and Registration Sub-Committee and is part of the Sheffield Children's Hospital Young Person’s Working Group. As part of his role as an oncologist, Dan has developed a focus on fertility preservation and has undertaken postgraduate training in paediatric palliative care.

Dan Yeomanson

Liz Wilson

Liz Wilson is Training Development Manager at Sexual Health Sheffield. Liz manages and delivers sexual health training courses across the country. Sexual Health Sheffield provides high quality, cutting edge sexual health training, conferences, seminars, publications and resources for professionals. Liz has a wealth of experience working with community groups, writing publications and delivering training on a wide range of sexual health issues.

Liz Wilson

Bethany Scutt

Bethany Scutt is a CLIC Sargent Community Young Adult Worker (YPCW) based in Southampton. CLIC Sargent's YPCWs provide practical and emotional support to people aged 16-24, helping them cope with the emotional impact of cancer, social isolation, education, employment and training issues. Bethany works away from hospitals, supporting young people in more informal settings in the community.

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