Dr Nick Plowman qualified from Cambridge with a double first in medicine and natural sciences, completed his clinical studies at Guy’s Hospital and returned to Cambridge to write his thesis on lung cancer. He was appointed as a Consultant to St Bartholomew’s Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children in 1982 and became Head of Department in 1989. He has had an interest in developing radiotherapy and chemotherapy strategies and introduced stereotactic radiosurgery to London in 1989. He has some 300 research publications to his name. Recently, his clinical interests have included the reduction of morbidity from the treatment of brain tumours. He uses conventional radiotherapy as well as Gamma Knife® and CyberKnife®, and has an interest in new ‘smart’ drugs in the management of brain tumours.
Professor Justin Stebbing trained in medicine at Trinity College Oxford, where he obtained a triple first-class degree. After completing junior doctor posts in Oxford, he became a trainee junior doctor and then resident at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in the US. He then returned to London to continue his career in oncology (cancer studies) at The Royal Marsden Hospital and St Bartholomew's Hospital. His original PhD research investigated the interplay between the immune system and cancer.
Professor Stebbing has published over 400 peer-reviewed papers in leading medical journals such as the Lancet, and writes regularly for national newspapers.
His focus at Imperial College is on new therapies in cancer, and the charity Action Against Cancer (www.aacancer.org) has been set up to support his work.
Mr David Roberts MBBS BSc FRCS (ORL) has been a consultant ear nose and throat surgeon since 1998. He is appointed to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is currently Clinical Lead to the ENT and Head & Neck Department. He has developed a tertiary service in rhinology, facial plastic surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery. He specialises in rhinoplasty, complex sinus surgery and combined endoscopic skull base surgery in adults and children.
Mr Roberts is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a member of the British Association of Otorhinolaryngology and the European Rhinology Society. He holds the diploma of the American Association of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and is a past fellow and board member of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons. He lectures nationally and internationally on many aspects of nasal, sinus and skull base surgery.
Dr Simon Moore, MB BS MRCS, LRCP, qualified in 1981 at Guys Hospital Medical School in London and undertook his vocational training in general practice during six years with the Royal Army Medical Corps.
He served as a medical officer with the Scots Guards and Welsh Guards, obtaining the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1985 and membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 1986.
Professor John Monson MD, FRCP, FRCPI is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Endocrinology and Consultant Physician at The London Clinic Centre for Endocrinology and St Bartholomew’s Hospital.
Professor Monson’s research interests include the metabolic effects of growth hormone in hypopituitary adults and the management of functioning pituitary tumours.
Dr Oliver Foster gained a Prize 1st at Oxford completing his medical studies at the Middlesex Hospital. He has trained in and around London and was appointed Consultant Neurologist at St George’s Hospital in 1994. Clinical interests include all aspects of neurology including headache, dizziness, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and the neurological consequences of brain and spinal tumours and injuries.