Joe O’Sullivan is Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, Queen’s University Belfast and a Prostate Cancer Oncologist at the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre, Belfast.
Joe graduated from University College Dublin medical School in 1993 and trained in Radiation Oncology in St. Luke’s Hospital in Dublin. In 2000 he took up a Clinical research Fellowship at the Royal Marsden London, completing a Doctorate Thesis on the use of high doses of Rhenium-186HEDP with stem cell support in advanced prostate cancer. He was appointed as a senior lecturer and consultant clinical oncologist to Queen’s University Belfast in 2004 and was subsequently appointed as Professor of Radiation Oncology in 2011. He served as Clinical Director of Oncology at The Northern Ireland Cancer Centre, Belfast from 2014 to 2017.
His research interests include bone-seeking radionuclide therapy in metastatic prostate cancer, translational research in prostate cancer and radiotherapy, and clinical trials in advanced prostate cancer and he has published over 100 research papers. He is one the 4 Directors of the FASTMAN Prostate Cancer Centre of Excellence (Belfast and Manchester) which is a programme of research awarded in 2014 and funded by Movember and PCUK
Joe is also a singer/songwriter and has released 3 albums of original songs, many inspired by his patients.