Professor of Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine,
University of Liverpool
Director, Liverpool Head and Neck Centre
Lead, Genomics England H&N GeCIP
Honorary Consultant Otolaryngologist / Head and Neck Surgeon
Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK
My main clinical interests relate to function-sparing cancer surgery. In particular, transoral laser microsurgery (TLM).
My research interests can be divided into four main themes
1. Basic/translational research: including the molecular biology of the differential treatment response seen between HPV+ve and –ve oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas.
2. Early and late phase Clinical Trials: Joint Chief Investigator respectively for three CR-UK funded H&N studies: PATHOS, PATHOS-T & EORTC 1420 and co –investigator for the CR-UK funded AMG-319 as well as HARE-40 window studies.
3. Clinical outcomes research: with a particular interest in swallowing and voice outcomes following TLM
4. Cancer Inequalities: and their impact on incidence and outcome for patients with head and neck cancer