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.

Other Roles
  • 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
  • PhD
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
About Me

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!