Marie O'Donovan

Marie O'Donovan


Personal profile

Academic Background

I studied Children's Nursing at the University of East Anglia intake September 2000. When I qualified in 2003 I moved to Bristol and started working on the combined adult and paediatric Bone marrow transplant Unit at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. I worked on this Unit until 2012, although I did take a career break in 2005 for 2 years when I lived in New Zealand and worked on the paediatric ward in Wellington Hospital. 

In 2011 I started a part time Masters in Children's Advanced Nurse Practitioner at London South Bank University, which I completed in 2015. 

In 2012 I took on the role as the Paediatric Leukaemia Clinical Nurse Specialist for the South West of England. In 2015 after completing my masters I became the first Paediatric Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Paediatric Oncology, Haematology and Bone marrow transplant at The Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. 

In 2022 I started my new role as an academic at UEA. 

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, London South Bank University


Award Date: 3 Jul 2015

Bachelor of Nursing, University of East Anglia


Award Date: 31 Jul 2003


  • Paediatric Medicine