Director of the Manchester Breast Centre, which comprises 19 basic, translational and clinician scientists active in breast cancer research:
Former President (2012-2014) and Board Member, International Association for Breast Cancer Research
Editorial Board: American Journal of Pathology, Breast Cancer Research and Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia
I did my undergraduate BSc studies in Biology at the University of Sussex and the Université de Grenoble. Following two and half years as a Research Assistant with Professor Potten at the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, I studied the control of proliferation in the normal and neoplastic human mammary gland for my PhD at The University of Manchester (1995). Subsequently, I undertook post-doctoral training with Dr Liz Anderson in the Clinical Research Department of The Christie, Manchester. I returned to The University of Manchester as a Cancer Research UK Research Fellow in 2001, becoming a Group Leader in the Division of Cancer Studies based at the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research. I am currently a Reader in Breast Biology leading the Breast Cancer Now Research Unit and Director of the Manchester Breast Centre.