Institute for Ageing

Staff Profile

  • Hon Professor of Head & Neck Surgery
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  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 213 7630
  • Address: Northern Institute for Cancer Research

My research portfolio is primarily comprised of clinical trials in head and neck cancer as this fits in with my clinical workload. I am the Chief Investigator for the TUBE randomised clinical trial (ISRCTN48569216) funded by the NIHR (£373K). I am the lead for the surgical arm of the recently funded CompARE trial (CRUK/13/026). I have developed strong links with other research groups within the University by commencing novel collaborative work (Institute of Human Genetics). The funding I secured to complete a pilot trial on voice outcomes has been highly cited, and helped design further trials (published in Head and Neck IF=3.06; 1st in field).

My research output is exemplified by 71 peer reviewed publications (all on head and neck oncology) since 2009. These include 20 original articles, 10 systematic reviews, 26 review articles, 6 consensus statements 3 editorials, 5 letters and 1 case report. About 80% are published in the journals with the highest impact factors in the specialty, including 4 in the British Medical Journal.