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The Oxford Team

CRUK Oxford Centre is managed and delivered by a talented team of dedicated individuals. To contact any member of the Oxford Team please email cancercentre@oncology.ox.ac.uk 

Management

Professor Mark Middleton

Professor Mark Middleton

Co-Director & Chair, Management Group

Professor Middleton is the Director of the CRUK Oxford Centre and leads the Centre Management Group. Prof Middleton brings a wealth of experience in the development and delivery of early phase clinical trials in Oncology and is leading the translation of Oxford Science into the clinic.

Professor Tim Elliott

Professor Tim Elliott

Co-Director

Professor Tim Elliott is the Co-Director of the CRUK Oxford Centre. Professor Elliott is an internationally recognised immuno-oncologist with a wealth of expertise and experience in leading international collaborative multidisciplinary research.

Professor Adrian Harris

Professor Adrian Harris

Chair, Research Committee

Professor Harris oversees the Research Committee, which ensures the Centres investments in infrastructure and networking are strategically, efficiently and transparently distributed.

Operations

Dr Michael Youdell

Dr Michael Youdell

Operations Lead & Centre Manager

As the Operations Lead, Michael puts into action the strategic infrastructure and training programmes vital to delivering the Centre’s vision. As the Centre Manager, Michael is also responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Centre.

Sophie Band

Sophie Band

Network Administration Co-ordinator

Sophie manages the Centre‘s networking events which include committee meetings and the annual symposium. She also supports the Centre’s activity across a range of administrative projects, including facilitating and delivering the biannual University Trust wide competitive research award scheme.

Jackie Parker

Jackie Parker

Grants Co-ordinator and Public Engagement Ambassador

Jackie is responsible for financial management of the Centre’s complex, multi-centre grant portfolio as well as playing an instrumental role in the standardising and continued improvement of finance processes and procedures.

Emily Annear

Emily Annear

Projects Assistant & Office Manager

Emily is responsible for the daily management of the office and Oxford Team.

Research Management

Mari-lenna Issaias

Mari-lenna Issaias

Research Facilitator

As a Research Facilitator, Mari-lenna is involved in working on diverse research studies, providing support to research activities while complying with all required guideline frameworks and regulations. Supporting the CRUK Oxford Centre Team with grant writing and funder reporting activities for its portfolio of research infrastructure and training awards, her role is to ensure the team’s excellent reputation and strategy is maintained by promoting research activities and supporting staff members.

Dr Sara Mathie

Dr Sara Mathie

Project Manager for Molecular Diagnostics

Sara is responsible for the management of the Molecular Diagnostic Centre. The facility hosts a range of novel diagnostic platforms that have the potential to translate into methodologies for the early detection of cancer and improve standard provision of care in cancer patients. Sara’s role is to ensure the delivery and development of projects through the facility that align with the cancer centre’s strategy and vision.

Sian Davis

Sian Davis

Training Project Manager

The Training Project Manager is responsible for the management and delivery of all Centre funded training programmes including, Clinical Research Training Fellowships and Studentship awards. They also work on developing new workshops and events for Centre funded students to help enhance their experience working in the exciting, yet challenging environment of cancer research.

Hagen Schwenzer

Hagen Schwenzer

Chief Operations Officer

Hagen is responsible for all strategic and operational elements of the Clinical Positioning Network. He works with key academic and clinical leaders to provide confidential peer review input into the clinical development pathways of commercial and industrial collaborators. He ensures rapid response to expressions of interest from commercial partners and develop novel clinical development strategies for therapeutic and diagnostic assets. He is responsible for communication with commercial and industry partners, manage and oversee the portfolio of industry-academia projects from the start to finish.

Engagement

Megan Harvey

Megan Harvey

Communication and Research Outcomes Officer

Megan oversees the communications, media and marketing for the Cancer Centre. She corresponds directly with researchers and network members to share their work and promote the world-leading cancer research happening at the University of Oxford to the public and press.

Please direct any press enquiries to Megan through the cancercentre@oncology.ox.ac.uk mailbox.

Nikki Hayward

Nikki Hayward

CRUK Senior Research Nurse for Research & Engagement

Nikki is responsible for informing patients and research staff about current research taking place in Oxford and she delivers health awareness and disease prevention information to local organisations. In addition she supports local initiatives for fund raising by opening shops and getting involved with race and relay for life events. Nikki also works within the early phase clinical trials team to deliver new treatments to cancer patients, supporting her colleagues in the fight against cancer.

Poppy Hanbury

Poppy Hanbury

CRUK Research Engagement Manager

Poppy is the CRUK Research Engagement Manager for Oxford, based within the Oxford Centre’s team.