I am a Professor of Molecular Endocrinology at the University of Birmingham, working on mechanisms of endocrine cancers, particularly in thyroid tumour models. Specifically, the research of my group focuses on assessment of the role of the proto-oncogenes PTTG and PBF in thyroid and head and neck tumours; in vitro and in vivo models exploring gene function; mechanisms of aneuploidy and genetic instability; the action of the sodium iodide symporter NIS in thyroid tumours.
My group currently holds funding from the Medical Research Council, the Royal College of Surgeons, BBSRC, NIHR etc. Members of the group include a Consultant Clinician, a non-clinical Lecturer, an MRC Senior Research Fellow, a Surgical Fellow, 2 MRC funded PhD students, a Saudi Government PhD Student and an MRC technician.
I currently chair 2 national committees:
- The Wellcome Trust Basic Science Interview Committee
- The Science Committee of the Society for Endocrinology