The NCRI Haematological Oncology Group brings together clinicians, scientists and patients, carers and others affected by cancer (also known as ‘consumers’), amongst many others, to coordinate the development of a strategic portfolio of research within the field of haematology. The group works closely with clinical research networks, funders and researchers to develop research to improve outcomes for haematology cancer patients.  

The NCRI Haematological Oncology Group consists of an executive group, chaired by Professor Peter Hillmenwhich provides oversight of the research landscape and proactively identifies opportunities for the group. The NCRI Haematological Oncology Group also has several subgroups that develop research in areas of strategic need. 

Members are competitively recruited to the executive Group and subgroups twice a year and are advertised on the jobs and opportunities page. If there are not currently any vacancies, you are encouraged to register your interest via email.

Group Chair: Professor Peter Hillmen

Adam Mead, Professor of Haematology, University of Oxford

Amy Kirkwood, Senior Statistician, Cancer Research UK (CRUK) London – Clinical Trials Unit @ University College London (UCL)

Anna Schuh, Director for Molecular Diagnostics, University of Oxford

Beth Payne, Consultant Haematologist, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)

Caroline Dalton, Research Programme Manager, Cancer Research UK (CRUK)

Charles Craddock, Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit & Professor of Haemato-oncology, University of Birmingham

Clare Rowntree, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (CVUHB)

Dragana Milojkovic, Consultant Haematologist, Imperial College London

Fatima Sulaiman, Head of Research, Blood Cancer UK

Franko Kowalczuk, NCRI Consumer Forum member

Gillian Horne, NES Clinical Lecturer/Haematology Registrar, University of Glasgow

Gillian Murphy, NCRI Consumer Forum member

James Cavet, Consultant Haematologist & Honorary Senior Lecturer, Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Karen Hylton, Acting Research Delivery Manager, NIHR Division 1, NIHR Clinical Research Network – West Midlands

Kwee Yong, University College London (UCL)

Lesley Anderson, Chair in Data Science, University of Aberdeen

Marie Sams, NCRI Consumer Forum member

Oliver Ottmann, Professor and Head of Haematology, Cardiff University

Peter Hillmen, Professor of Experimental Haematology, University of Leeds

Rakesh Popat, Consultant Haematologist, University College London (UCL)

Ram Malladi, Consultant Haematologist, Addenbrooke’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Simon Stanworth, Honorary Consultant Paediatric Haematologist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Simon Watt, Consultant Haematologist, Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Stephen O’Brien, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Thomas Fox, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)