What I do
I am a medical oncologist who specialises in the treatment of cancer. My areas of particular expertise are kidney, lung and ‘unknown primary’ cancers. I work at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre based on the Wirral peninsula in the North West of England. I have a busy NHS practice and also see patients privately at the Clatterbridge Clinic.
Medical oncology is a form of oncology which has an emphasis on drug treatment of cancer (“systemic therapy”). In addition to drug therapy, I can advise on the appropriate use of other interventions for cancer and participate in several regional multi-disciplinary teams giving access to the latest therapeutic options. I also recruit many patients into clinical trials and am the principal investigator for several phase II and III trials evaluating new drug treatments for cancer.
- Clinical Lead for the Wirral University Teaching Hospital Acute Oncology Service
- Chief Clinical Information Officer for Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Executive Committee
- Member of the Association for Cancer Physicians
- BSc (Biochemistry)
- MB ChB
- Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
I graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1998 and subsequently started my career in oncology at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. I achieved a PhD from the University of Manchester in 2008 with a doctoral thesis in the immunobiology of kidney cancer. I completed formal training in oncology at The Christie in Manchester in 2009 before joining Clatterbridge in 2010.
I live on the beautiful Wirral peninsula with my wife and 3 children. I enjoy sailing and walking when I have time!