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. 

  • Sarah Hughes

    Sarah Hughes

    Centre Head
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  • Dr Susie Black

    Dr Susie Black

    Clinical Psychologist
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  • Lucy Aubrey

    Lucy Aubrey

    Cancer Support Specialist
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Sarah Hughes

Centre Head

As Centre Head I am responsible for the day to day running of the Centre, visitors and staff alike. It’s a great job, and I get to work with incredible people in a wonderful building. Previously I was the lead urology nurse specialist in the local Trust and had been in that post for 17 years.

Maggie’s provides the extra touch – it really makes a difference. It empowers to encourage and support visitors through their experience. One of the best aspects of my job is that I have the time to talk to Centre visitors, and support them in a practical way.

I’m very proud of Swansea and the Centre is a real asset to the city.

Dr Susie Black

Clinical Psychologist

I am a Clinical Psychologist and also trained in Cognitive Analytic Therapy. My role at Maggie’s is to offer individual and group support to help people understand and process the impact of cancer on their lives.

The best bit about my job is meeting the Centre visitors and supporting them to gain new insights and understandings about their experience of cancer.

Maggie’s provides something truly unique that would be difficult to offer within a clinical treatment setting, but located close enough to be accessible and complementary to NHS services.

Lucy Aubrey

Cancer Support Specialist

Being a Cancer Support Specialist is a varied role. We don’t know who’s going to walk in the door - we meet lots of different people with different needs. Sometimes we are there to help clarify a cancer diagnosis, discuss treatment options and side effects; sometimes it’s simply about being someone for people to offload to. Sometimes my role involves me playing with children, making tea, checking there’s water in the dog bowl.

When I first found about Maggie’s five years ago I thought it was a fantastic organisation with a great ethos and knew it was something I wanted to be part of. Before joining Maggie’s in 2011 I worked as an oncology nurse in both Singleton and Velindre hospitals specialising in the administration of chemotherapy.

Life is generally very stressful and with a cancer diagnosis things become even more challenging for people. We can help support them psychologically, emotionally and practically helping to improve their cancer journey for not only them but their family and friends.

It’s a role where you really feel that you make a difference.

  • Laura Woods

    Laura Woods

    Cancer Support Specialist
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  • Pippa Daley

    Pippa Daley

    Benefits Advisor
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  • Lucia Osmond

    Lucia Osmond

    Centre Fundraising Manager
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Laura Woods

Cancer Support Specialist

I feel it is extremely important to give visitors to the Centre a warm welcome and take the time needed to listen to their stories, enabling them to find a way through their cancer journey which is right for them, while feeling fully supported.

I have worked as an oncology nurse for several years and have always been an advocate for Maggie’s - signposting patients to the centre and getting great feedback from them following their visits. The best thing about my job is watching people come together around the kitchen talk and build wonderful communities of support. It is a privilege to witness individuals discovering their own powers of resilience.

Pippa Daley

Benefits Advisor

I give advice to Centre visitors on claiming benefits, accessing grants and maximising their income. I can act on an individual’s behalf, which helps to ease the pressure on them at a really difficult time. I also run a drop-in service, which means I’m available to people when it’s convenient for them.

Maggie’s does vital work, and really complements the clinical treatment offered by the hospital. We look after some of the practical side of things, and also help to ease the emotional and psychological stresses that accompany a cancer diagnosis, and offer a warm and caring environment to all our visitors.

Lucia Osmond

Centre Fundraising Manager

My role focuses on three areas: raising income, supporting people with fundraising activities - whether it’s attending their events and talking about Maggie’s or giving them what they need to carry them out – and, thirdly, developing new business and activity to increase income in the future.

I worked for Cancer Research UK for 5 years before joining Maggie’s which was rewarding but I wanted to be closer to the people who were benefiting from the funds being raised and see the difference it was making. I was excited to find out a Maggie’s Centre was opening in Swansea and the role really appealed to me.

As a fundraiser I meet people from all walks of life but they all have a common interest, which is to raise money for a cause close to their hearts. It is a pleasure to support them and encourage them to get the most out of their fundraising.

Every day is different and I meet inspirational people all the time - it motivates me to continue fundraising and I am proud to be part of the team.

  • Leanne Jennett

    Leanne Jennett

    Centre Fundraising Organiser
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Leanne Jennett

Centre Fundraising Organiser

My role is to help organise and support fundraising for the Centre. This includes working closely with supporters making sure they have everything they need to make their fundraising event a success, telling our story across social media and being innovative with new fundraising ideas.

I also work with the Centre Fundraising Manager in organising and publicising our own events and work closely with our volunteers and programme staff to help spread the work about the cancer support we offer. 

I love the diversity of my role and the fact I get to work with a variety of people from all walks of life. Maggie’s provides vital support for people at one of the most vulnerable times of their life, and it’s such an inspiring and motivating place to be.

Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes

Centre Head
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As Centre Head I am responsible for the day to day running of the Centre, visitors and staff alike. It’s a great job, and I get to work with incredible people in a wonderful building. Previously I was the lead urology nurse specialist in the local Trust and had been in that post for 17 years.

Maggie’s provides the extra touch – it really makes a difference. It empowers to encourage and support visitors through their experience. One of the best aspects of my job is that I have the time to talk to Centre visitors, and support them in a practical way.

I’m very proud of Swansea and the Centre is a real asset to the city.

Dr Susie Black

Dr Susie Black

Clinical Psychologist
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I am a Clinical Psychologist and also trained in Cognitive Analytic Therapy. My role at Maggie’s is to offer individual and group support to help people understand and process the impact of cancer on their lives.

The best bit about my job is meeting the Centre visitors and supporting them to gain new insights and understandings about their experience of cancer.

Maggie’s provides something truly unique that would be difficult to offer within a clinical treatment setting, but located close enough to be accessible and complementary to NHS services.

Lucy Aubrey

Lucy Aubrey

Cancer Support Specialist
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Being a Cancer Support Specialist is a varied role. We don’t know who’s going to walk in the door - we meet lots of different people with different needs. Sometimes we are there to help clarify a cancer diagnosis, discuss treatment options and side effects; sometimes it’s simply about being someone for people to offload to. Sometimes my role involves me playing with children, making tea, checking there’s water in the dog bowl.

When I first found about Maggie’s five years ago I thought it was a fantastic organisation with a great ethos and knew it was something I wanted to be part of. Before joining Maggie’s in 2011 I worked as an oncology nurse in both Singleton and Velindre hospitals specialising in the administration of chemotherapy.

Life is generally very stressful and with a cancer diagnosis things become even more challenging for people. We can help support them psychologically, emotionally and practically helping to improve their cancer journey for not only them but their family and friends.

It’s a role where you really feel that you make a difference.

Laura Woods

Laura Woods

Cancer Support Specialist
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I feel it is extremely important to give visitors to the Centre a warm welcome and take the time needed to listen to their stories, enabling them to find a way through their cancer journey which is right for them, while feeling fully supported.

I have worked as an oncology nurse for several years and have always been an advocate for Maggie’s - signposting patients to the centre and getting great feedback from them following their visits. The best thing about my job is watching people come together around the kitchen talk and build wonderful communities of support. It is a privilege to witness individuals discovering their own powers of resilience.

Pippa Daley

Pippa Daley

Benefits Advisor
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I give advice to Centre visitors on claiming benefits, accessing grants and maximising their income. I can act on an individual’s behalf, which helps to ease the pressure on them at a really difficult time. I also run a drop-in service, which means I’m available to people when it’s convenient for them.

Maggie’s does vital work, and really complements the clinical treatment offered by the hospital. We look after some of the practical side of things, and also help to ease the emotional and psychological stresses that accompany a cancer diagnosis, and offer a warm and caring environment to all our visitors.

Lucia Osmond

Lucia Osmond

Centre Fundraising Manager
Accordian open icon Accordian closed icon

My role focuses on three areas: raising income, supporting people with fundraising activities - whether it’s attending their events and talking about Maggie’s or giving them what they need to carry them out – and, thirdly, developing new business and activity to increase income in the future.

I worked for Cancer Research UK for 5 years before joining Maggie’s which was rewarding but I wanted to be closer to the people who were benefiting from the funds being raised and see the difference it was making. I was excited to find out a Maggie’s Centre was opening in Swansea and the role really appealed to me.

As a fundraiser I meet people from all walks of life but they all have a common interest, which is to raise money for a cause close to their hearts. It is a pleasure to support them and encourage them to get the most out of their fundraising.

Every day is different and I meet inspirational people all the time - it motivates me to continue fundraising and I am proud to be part of the team.

Leanne Jennett

Leanne Jennett

Centre Fundraising Organiser
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My role is to help organise and support fundraising for the Centre. This includes working closely with supporters making sure they have everything they need to make their fundraising event a success, telling our story across social media and being innovative with new fundraising ideas.

I also work with the Centre Fundraising Manager in organising and publicising our own events and work closely with our volunteers and programme staff to help spread the work about the cancer support we offer. 

I love the diversity of my role and the fact I get to work with a variety of people from all walks of life. Maggie’s provides vital support for people at one of the most vulnerable times of their life, and it’s such an inspiring and motivating place to be.