Dr Gemma Owens BSc (Hons), MB BCh BAO, MRes (Distinction), PhD, MRCOG


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I am an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Gynaecological Oncology based at St Mary's Hopsital, Manchester. After graduating from Queen's University Belfast in 2010, I commenced clinical academic training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. in 2019, I completed my PhD thesis on the preclinical development of adoptive T cell therapies for the treatment of ovarian cancer. I was awarded the RCOG Harold Malkin prize in 2020 in recognition of work completed during my PhD. 

I am an early career researcher in Gynaecological Oncology who has completed a CRUK Research Training Fellowship. To date, I have published 19 papers (including five first author peer reviewed original research publications) and one book chapter. My research interests are in extending the clinical application of immune and cellular therapies to ovarian cancer, the impact of frailty on post-operative outcomes in older women undergoing surgery for gynaecological cancers, and biomarkers for early detection of ovarian cancer. 


  • Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Manchester
  • Masters of Research (MRes) in Medical Sciences, University of Manchester
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics (MB BCh BAO), Queen's University Belfast
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Pathology, Queen's University Belfast

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 
  • British Gynaecological Cancer Society (BGCS)
  • Audit and Research in Gynaecological Oncology (ARGO) Collaborative 

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