The NCRI Head & Neck Group has four subgroups that develop research in areas of strategic need.

The Epidemiology & Survivorship Subgroup, chaired by Dr Ioanna Nixon, develops research into demography and survivorship of head and neck cancer patients.

Members:

Ioanna Nixon, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre (subgroup chair)

Christine Allmark, Consumer and patient advocate, No affiliation

Luc Bidaut, Head of School of Computer Science, University of Lincoln

David Conway, Professor of Dental Public Health, University of Glasgow

Chris Curtis, Chairman, The Swallows, Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

Gerald Michael Humphris, University of St Andrews

Hisham Mehanna, Head, neck and thyroid surgeon, King’s College London (KCL)

Jo Patterson, Professor of Speech & Language Therapy, University of Liverpool

Simon Rogers, King’s College London (KCL)

Richard Simcock, Consultant Clinical Oncologist – Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Cancers, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Mr Richard Townsley, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer (Medicine), University of Glasgow

Mary Wells, Lead Nurse for Research, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Stuart Winter, Consultant Otohinolarynhologist, Head & Neck Surgeon, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The Surgery & Localised Therapies Subgroup, chaired by Professor Jim McCaul, develops research into treatments for localised head and neck cancer, including surgery.

Members:

Jim McCaul, Oral & Maxillofacial/Head & Neck Surgeon, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust (subgroup chair)

James Higginson, NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow, OMFS Specialty Trainee, University of Birmingham

Anastasios Kanatas, King’s College London (KCL)

Emma King, CRUK Senior Lecturer in Head & Neck Surgery, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust – Princess Anne Hospital

Hisham Mehanna, Head, neck and thyroid surgeon, King’s College London (KCL)

Paul Nankivell, Senior Lecturer & Honorary Consultant, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Mike Nugent, King’s College London (KCL)

Vinidh Paleri, Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Claire Paterson, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre

Max Robinson, Honorary Consultant in Oral Pathology/Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University

Andrew Schache, Clinical Senior Lecturer (Head & Neck) & Honorary Consultant OMFS Surgeon, University of Liverpool

Richard Shaw, Professor of Head and Neck Surgery, NIHR CRN National Specialty Lead for Cancer Surgery, University of Liverpool

The Systemic Therapy & Radiotherapy Subgroup, chaired by Dr Anthony Kong, develops research into head and neck cancer treatments that targets the entire body, including radiotherapy.

Members:

Anthony Kong, Honorary NHS Consultant in Clinical Oncology, King’s College London (KCL) (subgroup chair)

David Andrew, Consultant in Dental & Maxillofacial Radiology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Shreerang Bhide, Consultant in Clinical Oncology and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)

Rachel Brooker, Clinical Oncologist, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust

Lisette Collins, Specialty Registrar in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, University of Sheffield

Steve Connor, Consultant Radiologist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Suzanne Currie, Radiotherapy Physics Research Lead, No affiliation

Bernadette Foran, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Clare Griffin, Senior Statistician, Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)

Emma King, CRUK Senior Lecturer in Head & Neck Surgery, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust – Princess Anne Hospital

Mary Lei, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Vinod Patel, Consultant (Oral Surgery), Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Imran Petkar, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Joseph Sacco, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Medical Oncology, University of Liverpool

Stefano Schipani, Senior Lecturer & Honorary Consultant in Clinical Oncology, University of Glasgow

Ketan Shah, , Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

David Thomson, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Catharine West, Professor of Radiation Biology, University of Manchester

The Thyroid Subgroup, chaired by Dr Jon Wadsley, develops research into cancer of the thyroid, a gland in the neck which produces hormones that help regulate the body’s metabolism.

Members:

Jon Wadsley, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (subgroup chair)

Saba Balasubramanian, Consultant Endocrine Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Sheffield

Matthew Beasley, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, University of Bristol

Kristien Boelaert, Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, University of Birmingham

Kate Farnell, Consumer/CEO ButterflyThyroid Cancer Trust, Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust

Glenn Flux, Head of Radioisotope Physics, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Kate Garcez, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Georgina Gerrard, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – Leeds General Infirmary

David Gonzalez-de-Castro, Professor of Genomic Medicine, Queen’s University Belfast

Allan Hackshaw, University College London (UCL)

Ingrid Haupt-Schott

Helen Hobrough

Sarah Johnson, King’s College London (KCL)

Dae Kim, Syddansk Universitet

Chris McCabe, Professor of Molecular Endocrinology, University of Birmingham

Laura Moss, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Velindre NHS Trust

David Poller, Consultant Histo/Cytopathologist, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Mark Strachan, King’s College London (KCL)