MA MB, BS, FRCP, FRCPath
I graduated from University College Hospital Medical School in 1977, and after general medical training specialised in haematology at UCH, the Royal Postgraduate Medical School and the Royal Free Hospital . In 1987 I was appointed Consultant Haematologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge where I was Lead Cancer Clinician , established the regional bone marrow transplant unit and participated in the first studies of antibody therapy in Lymphoma and Chronic Lymphatic Leukaemia .
I was lecturer in Pathology at the University of Cambridge and an Examiner for the Royal College of Pathologists.
I relocated to Kings College Hospital 2008 where I established joint clinics for HIV post transplant and cerebral lymphoma as well as rapid access clinics for patients with suspected Haematological malignancy.
I established the “London Lymphoma Forum “ and the national “Post ASH highlights “ meetings which make a major contribution to post graduate education for trainees in Haematology in the UK
I have been instrumental in writing guidelines throughout my career both in my role as Clinical Director of the British Committee for Standards in Haematology and subsequently , to include guidelines for follicular , post transplant and cerebral Lymphoma and HIV related malignancy
As Chairman of the low grade lymphoma working party of the UK National Lymphoma Clinical Studies Group I have designed and led a number of innovative clinical trials that have transformed clinical practice
I am medical advisor to the Lymphoma Association, Bloodwise and Vice-President of the Leukaemia Care Society.
I have contributed to more 200 papers and articles , and have recently co-edited a standard textbook on the Lymphomas now in its second edition, the Cambridge University Press textbook on Myeloma , and contributed chapters to the 2016 editions of “ Post Graduate Haematology “ and the “Oxford Handbook of Clinical Trials “