Emma Crosbie (nee Davidson) studied medicine as an undergraduate at Edinburgh University Medical School. She was awarded an intercalated First Class Honours BSc in Psychology and the Drever Prize for Psychology in 1995, having scored highest amongst her year group. In 1997, she was awarded her MBChB with Honours, the James Scott Scholarship for Obstetrics, Distinctions in Obstetrics, Paediatrics and Surgery, and the Dorothy Gilfillan Prize, awarded to the woman student most distinguished in the final MBChB exams.
Following her pre-registration house jobs, Emma began her career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology as a Senior House Officer at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. In 1999, she moved to Manchester to work at the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research and St Mary's Hospital as the Joseph Starkey Clinical Research Fellow under the supervision of Professors Peter Stern and Henry Kitchener. In 2002, she was awarded a PhD in Gynaecological Oncology by the University of Manchester for her thesis entitled 'Immunological aspects of HPV infection in vulval intraepithelial neoplasia'. For this work, she was awarded the Edgar Gentilli Prize for original research into gynaecological cancer by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Emma returned to full time clinical training as a Senior Senior House Officer and then Specialist Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the North West in 2002. In 2006, she successfully gained Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. In 2008, she became a Walport Clinical Lecturer in Gynaecological Oncology, combining subspecialty training in Gynaecological Oncology with research. During this time, she was awarded the RCOG Harold Malkin prize and the Manchester Business School Medical Leadership in Practice prize.
In 2013, Emma was awarded an NIHR Clinician Scientist Fellowship and became a Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Gynaecological Oncology at the University of Manchester.
Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Executive Scientific Editor for BJOG
Fellow of the Higher Education Authority
NCRI Gynaecology Clinical Studies Group
Wellbeing of Women Research Advisory Committee
Blair Bell Research Society Committee
MRCOG part II MCQ Subcommittee
British Gynaecological Cancer Society
Immunological assays, including proliferation assays, ELISPOT, ELISAs, cytotoxicity assays
Clinical Trial design and execution
Emma is a Consultant Gynaecological Cancer Surgeon whose research interests include screening, prevention and the early detection of gynaecological cancers, as well as developing new treatments and interventions for women with established disease.
Psychology BSc (First class Honours) Edinburgh 1995
MBChB (with Honours) Edinburgh 1997
PhD Manchester 2002
Endometrial cancer is the fourth most common cancer affecting British women, behind breast, lung and colon cancer. The incidence of endometrial cancer has been rising steadily over the past twenty years. At the same time, the number of women dying from the disease has increased, despite improvements in overall survival. Endometrial cancer ranks highest amongst all cancers in its association with obesity. Our group is interested in exploring this link with obesity with a view to developing new treatment and prevention strategies for endometrial cancer.
Current projects include:
Other research interests include human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated lower genital tract neoplasia, particularly CIN and cervical cancer. Our group is involved in:
4th year project option supervisor & examiner
Final MBChB OSCE examiner
Tutor and lecturer of 4th year medical students during obs/gynae placement at St Mary's
Supervisor for MD and PhD students
Internal MPhil, MD and PhD examiner
Tutor and lecturer on various postgraduate courses locally & nationally
MRCOG part II MCQ subcommittee member (RCOG)
Supervisor for PhD students