Faculty of Medical Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Stuart McCracken

Clinical Fellow/Honorary Consultant


"I am a Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University and Sunderland Royal Hospital. I have a passion for developing better laboratory models of human prostate cancer and adapting novel biosensor technologies to aid the advancement of personalised medicine to my patients. I believe inclusive collaboration between DGHs, teaching hospitals and university departments are the key to successful research."

Stuart studied at Nottingham University Medical School, graduating with honours in 1998. After basic surgical training, Stuart undertook a period of research focusing on targetable molecular pathways in advanced prostate cancer, leading to the award of a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). His work was recognised with a European award for the “Best Paper Published on Fundamental Research” in 2009.  He remains very active in the field of prostate cancer research, with his own research team at Newcastle University, and sits on the Executive Board of the Academic Section of the British Association of Urological Surgeons.

His urology training was undertaken in the North-East where Stuart is now a Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon, dividing his time between Newcastle University and Sunderland Royal Hospital. His clinical specialist interests lie in prostate cancer diagnostics and treatment, all stone surgeries and all aspects of general urology.

Outside of work, Stuart is a keen musician and cyclist. He is married with two children.