Susan Short, MBBS, BSc, MRCP, FRCR, PhD. Professor, School of Medicine, University of Leeds.
Professor Susan Short is Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Leeds and consultant Clinical Oncologist at St James’s University Hospital, Leeds. She is an academic oncologist with a research interest in the treatment of adult brain tumours. This includes clinical research in technical radiotherapy developments as well as drug-radiotherapy combinations in early phase clinical studies. She is PI for a portfolio of local and national clinical studies. Her recent laboratory work has included investigation of oncolytic viruses as immune stimulants and adjuvants in gliomas, targeting micro-RNA biology in gliomas and identifying novel approaches to preventing DNA repair following cytotoxic treatments.
She has many years of experience in developing and leading major national clinical research groups including Chairing the NCRI Brain Tumour Clinical Study Group, The NCRI CTRad pre-clinical workstream and the Clinical Committee of the British Neuro Oncology Society. She has been involved in collaborative network activity in EU FP7 (INSERT) as well as national radiotherapy research (ART-NET and RAD-NET) and national glioma consortia (BRAIN-MATRIX). She currently leads an international consortium addressing liquid biomarkers in glioma (BRAIN-LBC).