I am employed as a Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust/University of Manchester, Division of Cancer Sciences. My areas of research interest to date have been in hepatobiliary cancers and I have published work in these subject areas as well as others (Central Nervous System tumours in particular) and will continue clinical research work in the area of Hepatopancreaticobiliary cancer and Neuroendocrine tumours. I lead and participate in clinical trials and serve on data safety monitoring and trial steering committees for International clinical trials.
I was appointed on July 1st 2014 as a Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology (University of Manchester/The Christie NHS Foundation Trust). I treat patients with a diagnosis of Hepatopancreaticobiliary cancer and Neuroendocrine tumours. I did a 3 year clinical research fellowship in “Princess Margaret Cancer Centre”, Toronto, Canada (2011-2014) in Gastrointestinal tract cancers and Central Nervous System tumours. I obtained my Certificate of Satisfactory completion of specialist training (Medical Oncology) from the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. I have Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of UK. I also have a degree in Biochemistry and a PhD in Pharmacology (National University of Ireland, Galway).
MB, BCh, BAO, B Med Sci, BSc, PhD, MRCP UK, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) UK,
Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education
Memberships of committees and professional bodies
Member of American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Member of European Society of Medical Oncology.
Member of UKI Neuroendocrine Tumour Society.
Member of European Neuroendocrine Tumour Society.
Member of European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Gastrointestinal Tract Cancer Group
Member of Association of Cancer Physicians.
Member of National Cancer Research Institute Neuroendocrine Tumour (NCRI NET) subgroup UK.
Member of Clinical Practice Committee for UKI NETS.
Member of International Biliary Tract Cancer Collaborators (IBTCC).
Member of International Cholangiocarcinoma Research Network.
Member of Manchester Cancer HPB Pathway Board.
University of Manchester Research Ethics Committee (Divison of Cancer Sciences Representative and signatory).
Member of Division of Cancer Sciences, University of Manchester promotions/probation review committee.