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I graduated in medicine at UCL and UCH Medical School, and subsequently trained in medical oncology at UCH, Charing Cross Hospital London, and the Princess Margaret Hospital Toronto, before moving to UCL as a consultant in 1990.
I specialise in the treatment of gynaecological and colorectal cancers and I am the lead medical oncologist for gynaecological cancers in the North London Cancer Network, where I am also the lead for clinical research. My other research interests are in clinical trials and I am head of the UCL Cancer Trials Centre, one of the NCRI-accredited national cancer trials centres funded by research grants from Cancer Research UK.
I have developed and led several national and international trials in gynaecological cancer and I am currently leading two trials with novel drugs in ovarian cancer.
Areas of interest
Current NHS consultant posts held
UCLH NHS Foundation Trust
Experimental therapeutics in ovarian cancer and drug resistance.
I have many publications to my name in the field of ovarian and colorectal cancer, I serve on editorial boards for professional journals and am a medical advisor to several pharmaceutical companies.
- BSc, MD, FRCP UCH Medical School, University of London 1978
Affiliations / memberships
I am chair of the Gynaecological Cancer Studies Group of the NCRI (National Cancer Research Institute) and am on the Executive Board of the International Gynaecological Cancer Society and Gynaecological Cancer Inter Group. I am a member of the Oncology Specialist Advisory Group for the EMA and a member of the Expert Advisory Group for Haematology & Oncology at the MHRA. I am also an Associate Editor of Annals of Oncology and on the Editorial Board of Gynecologic Oncology.