DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, etc
MB ChB Medicine (Distinction O&G), University of Manchester, 1983
MRCP Royal College of Physicians (Ed), 1986
MD University of Manchester, 1992
FRCP Royal College of Physicians, 1999
2009-present Director of the University of Southampton Clinical Trials Unit
2004-present Professor of Cancer Genetics, University of Southampton
1995-present Consultant in Clinical Genetics, Wessex Regional Genetics Service,
Southampton University Hospitals Trust
Main research interests
• Genetic predisposition to cancer – diagnosis and management.
• Cancer prevention, surveillance and treatment trials in genetically high risk individuals.
• Early onset breast cancer – aetiology and management.
RECENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Leadership and Scientific
2012-2015 Academic Vice President of the Clinical Genetics Society
2011-2015 Member of National Cancer Research Institute Breast Cancer Studies Group
and translational research sub group.
2011-2016 MRC Clinical Research Training Fellows Board
2011-2012 Research Council of Norway Scientific Advisory Board
2011-2012 Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Scientific Advisory Board
2009-2013 Associate Editor of the Journal of Medical Genetics
Invited international lectures
Recent years: British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) (2010), Controversies in Breast
Cancer Research conference (2011), International Forum for Paediatric
Haematology and Oncology (2011), European Society of Human Genetics
(2011), European Society of Medical Oncology Conference (2012)
2003&2005 Faculty member for European Cancer Genetics Course, Bertinoro, Italy
2004, 2006 & 2008 Faculty member for European School of Oncology Familial Cancer Course,
2007- 2009 Leader of Cancer Genetics section for the RCP Oncology Curriculum
Development and Assessment Group
2012 - present Academic Vice President of the Clinical Genetics Society
2007 – present Genetics F2 academic supervisor
2004-present PhD supervision 6 PhD students - 4 graduated with PhDs within 4 years of
start date, 2 current students started 2011 and 2012.