Meet the team

Your Maggie’s Centre is staffed by friendly professionals who can help you find the support you need. Their expertise is freely available to you in one-to-one sessions, workshops or supportive groups. 

Read more about our team below – and find out who they are and how they can help.

  • Sinéad Collins

    Sinéad Collins

    Centre Head
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  • Robin Muir

    Robin Muir

    Clinical Psychologist
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  • Stephen Wallwork

    Stephen Wallwork

    Vocational Rehabilitation Case Manager
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Sinéad Collins

Centre Head

My role is Centre Head at Maggie’s Manchester. This exciting role has allowed me to build a core team of professionals tailor-made to meet the needs of people affected by cancer.

I manage the day-to-day running of the Centre and work alongside the team to support and empower people in this unique environment.

Previously I worked as an oncology advanced practitioner which gave me an important insight into the impact a cancer diagnosis can have on people’s lives. 

Maggie’s can provide support in unique ways. People can make their way here even during hospital appointments to seek support, advice and comfort in a totally non clinical setting. Having a Centre at The Christie will make a huge difference to tens of thousands of people in the Greater Manchester area.

 

 

Robin Muir

Clinical Psychologist

Cancer can have a significant impact on people emotionally and my role is to help people find a way to cope with these challenges. This includes things such as fears about cancer recurrence, finding meaning in life after being affected by cancer and also bereavement.

I provide support to people through one-to-one sessions, meeting with families and couples, and facilitating some of Maggie’s group-based support. 

The best thing about my job is meeting such a variety of people. In my experience each person finds their own ways of handling the emotional aspects of cancer and I enjoy being able to help each person I work with find their own way of doing this. 

Stephen Wallwork

Vocational Rehabilitation Case Manager

My role is to ensure that people who have been diagnosed with cancer get the information, advice and support they need to make decisions regarding their future employment status, in a way that aids rather than risks on-going recovery.

The best thing about my job is motivating and empowering people and giving them the tools they need to self-manage as well as being able to use my expertise to help and support people with more complex needs.

Maggie’s Manchester is essential because it complements the clinical services The Christie offers, as well as meeting the needs of everyone affected by cancer – even the families and friends of those living with a diagnosis.

 

  • Angela Daniel

    Angela Daniel

    Cancer Support Specialist
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  • Jemma Halman

    Jemma Halman

    Centre Fundraising Manager
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  • Ruth Tobi

    Ruth Tobi

    Fundraising Organiser
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Angela Daniel

Cancer Support Specialist

As Cancer Support Specialist, I offer the time and space for visitors to Maggie’s Manchester to explore what cancer means for them and to help them address their emotional, practical and social concerns.

Visitors to Maggie’s are often very candid in expressing themselves and it a privilege to share in their thoughts and emotions.  It is also a pleasure to see what a positive difference a visit to Maggie’s can make!

During my career in nursing I have worked largely in Supportive and Palliative Care both in the third sector and in the NHS.  I am inspired by the ethos at Maggie’s of helping visitors to help them to find their own path through cancer.  I also believe in the power of the therapeutic environment and it is a joy to work in such a wonderful building.

Maggie’s provides a haven away from the clinical area and without fail, the visitors comment on how relaxing it is.  The drop-in service is crucial in allowing visitors to access support without an appointment and the kitchen table is such a special place where visitors can congregate to talk, laugh, cry and share their own unique stories.

Jemma Halman

Centre Fundraising Manager

My role at Maggie’s is to work with our fantastic network of supporters and volunteers to raise the funds we need to run the Centre as well as raise awareness of the work we do here and why we need the support of the public.

I work with individuals, groups and local businesses to support them on their fundraising activities and coordinate local PR and marketing of our fundraising activities. I also organise fundraising events myself, such as our annual Culture Crawl.

The best thing about the job is working with our supporters and volunteers, who I find a real inspiration. So many people do so much to help Maggie’s, and every day you come across someone really going the extra mile to support us.

I was inspired to work for Maggie’s by the unique combination of the programme of support and the setting in which we offer it. Having a beautiful, warm environment instantly lifts people and you see that every day when visitors walk into the Centre and visibly relax.

Ruth Tobi

Fundraising Organiser

My role involves supporting all those wonderful people in the community who are willing to walk, run, cycle, climb, bake, knit or do something else amazing to raise funds for Maggie’s.

I motivate and support our fundraisers in their activity and also encourage them to spread the word by involving family, friends, colleagues and employers.

The best thing about my job is working in a beautiful building and seeing first hand the amazing support cancer patients, their families and friends receive at the Centre.

Maggie’s is so important because everyone knows someone who is affected by cancer and would benefit from being able to access the practical, emotional and social support Maggie’s offers.

Sinéad Collins

Sinéad Collins

Centre Head
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My role is Centre Head at Maggie’s Manchester. This exciting role has allowed me to build a core team of professionals tailor-made to meet the needs of people affected by cancer.

I manage the day-to-day running of the Centre and work alongside the team to support and empower people in this unique environment.

Previously I worked as an oncology advanced practitioner which gave me an important insight into the impact a cancer diagnosis can have on people’s lives. 

Maggie’s can provide support in unique ways. People can make their way here even during hospital appointments to seek support, advice and comfort in a totally non clinical setting. Having a Centre at The Christie will make a huge difference to tens of thousands of people in the Greater Manchester area.

 

 

Robin Muir

Robin Muir

Clinical Psychologist
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Cancer can have a significant impact on people emotionally and my role is to help people find a way to cope with these challenges. This includes things such as fears about cancer recurrence, finding meaning in life after being affected by cancer and also bereavement.

I provide support to people through one-to-one sessions, meeting with families and couples, and facilitating some of Maggie’s group-based support. 

The best thing about my job is meeting such a variety of people. In my experience each person finds their own ways of handling the emotional aspects of cancer and I enjoy being able to help each person I work with find their own way of doing this. 

Stephen Wallwork

Stephen Wallwork

Vocational Rehabilitation Case Manager
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My role is to ensure that people who have been diagnosed with cancer get the information, advice and support they need to make decisions regarding their future employment status, in a way that aids rather than risks on-going recovery.

The best thing about my job is motivating and empowering people and giving them the tools they need to self-manage as well as being able to use my expertise to help and support people with more complex needs.

Maggie’s Manchester is essential because it complements the clinical services The Christie offers, as well as meeting the needs of everyone affected by cancer – even the families and friends of those living with a diagnosis.

 

Angela Daniel

Angela Daniel

Cancer Support Specialist
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As Cancer Support Specialist, I offer the time and space for visitors to Maggie’s Manchester to explore what cancer means for them and to help them address their emotional, practical and social concerns.

Visitors to Maggie’s are often very candid in expressing themselves and it a privilege to share in their thoughts and emotions.  It is also a pleasure to see what a positive difference a visit to Maggie’s can make!

During my career in nursing I have worked largely in Supportive and Palliative Care both in the third sector and in the NHS.  I am inspired by the ethos at Maggie’s of helping visitors to help them to find their own path through cancer.  I also believe in the power of the therapeutic environment and it is a joy to work in such a wonderful building.

Maggie’s provides a haven away from the clinical area and without fail, the visitors comment on how relaxing it is.  The drop-in service is crucial in allowing visitors to access support without an appointment and the kitchen table is such a special place where visitors can congregate to talk, laugh, cry and share their own unique stories.

Jemma Halman

Jemma Halman

Centre Fundraising Manager
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My role at Maggie’s is to work with our fantastic network of supporters and volunteers to raise the funds we need to run the Centre as well as raise awareness of the work we do here and why we need the support of the public.

I work with individuals, groups and local businesses to support them on their fundraising activities and coordinate local PR and marketing of our fundraising activities. I also organise fundraising events myself, such as our annual Culture Crawl.

The best thing about the job is working with our supporters and volunteers, who I find a real inspiration. So many people do so much to help Maggie’s, and every day you come across someone really going the extra mile to support us.

I was inspired to work for Maggie’s by the unique combination of the programme of support and the setting in which we offer it. Having a beautiful, warm environment instantly lifts people and you see that every day when visitors walk into the Centre and visibly relax.

Ruth Tobi

Ruth Tobi

Fundraising Organiser
Accordian open icon Accordian closed icon

My role involves supporting all those wonderful people in the community who are willing to walk, run, cycle, climb, bake, knit or do something else amazing to raise funds for Maggie’s.

I motivate and support our fundraisers in their activity and also encourage them to spread the word by involving family, friends, colleagues and employers.

The best thing about my job is working in a beautiful building and seeing first hand the amazing support cancer patients, their families and friends receive at the Centre.

Maggie’s is so important because everyone knows someone who is affected by cancer and would benefit from being able to access the practical, emotional and social support Maggie’s offers.