Following graduation from the University of Glasgow School of Medicine in 1988 (Scotland, UK), I trained in Internal Medicine. I then entered higher professional training in haematology. I completed my PhD in the molecular and cellular immunology of myeloma-associated immunosuppression and extensions of this work have been supported by subsequent peer-reviewed grants. Initially appointed as a consultant Haematologist in the West of Scotland, I moved to take up the post of Director of Blood and Marrow Transplantation in Yorkshire (UK), based at Leeds Teaching hospitals, in 2001. I have been the chair of the British Society of Blood & Marrow Transplantation Clinical Trials Committee from 2006-2012 and currently the President-elect of the BSBMT. I represent the transplant society on the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Haematology-Oncology Clinical Studies Group. I am the secretary of the United Kingdom Myeloma Forum (UKMF), member of the NCRI Haem-Onc Myeloma sub-group and Principal Investigator for NCRI national Myeloma X. In addition, I am a Board member of Myeloma UK and Medical Editor of Myeloma Today. I run a small peer-review grant-funded basic research group with areas of interests in transplantation and tumour immunology.
Biography Updated on 21 May 2012