Professor of Cancer Epidemiology
Telephone: +44 01223 761926
I qualified in Medicine from the University of Oxford in 1986. After a series of posts in internal medicine I worked for a year in Malawi on a leprosy vaccine trial. I then completed my training in public health medicine before taking up a post as research fellow in the CRC Human Cancer Genetics group at the University of Cambridge in 1996. Having completed my doctoral studies in 1999 I won a Cancer Research UK Senior Clinical Research Fellowship in 2004 my fellowship was renewed and I was successful in obtaining programme grant funding. On completion of my fellowship in 2009 I was appointed Reader in Cancer Epidemiology and then promoted to a personal Chair in 2012.
The major themes of the research programme of my group are:
1. Genetic susceptibility to ovarian cancer
2. The role of germline genetic variation in determining clinical outcome after a diagnosis of breast or ovarian cancer.
3. The molecular pathology of breast and ovarian cancer.
4. SEARCH an ongoing study of genetic susceptibility to the common cancers.