I graduated in medicine from the University of London in 1978, trained in Haematology at the Royal London Hospital and in Oncology at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London.
In 1986 I obtained a PhD molecular biology of lymphoid malignancies, while working for the ICRF.
In 1992 I moved to the Inst of Child Health (University College London) as a senior lecturer and then as a reader in molecular haematology and oncology, where I continued my molecular research into haematological malignancies as part of the Leukaemia Research Fund centre.
My particular emphasis has been on the application of molecular understanding and therapy for malignancy. In 1999, I moved my research group to St Bartholomew's and the Royal London School of Medicine to continue my work on molecular therapy.
I am currently the Editor for the British Journal of Haematology and have worked hard (an enjoyable experience) with Blackwells to get this website up and running.
My current resarch interests include functional genomics and proteomics for B-cell malignancies, myelodysplasia and molecular therapy. One of my main aims is to bring through young haematologists in a fun way to be our researchers for the future.