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 Xin Lu

Professor Xin Lu

Co-Director

Professor Xin Lu is the Co-Director of the CRUK Oxford Centre. Professor Lu is an internationally recognised cancer biologist who combines ground-breaking laboratory research with experimental medicine.

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.

Professor Colin Goding

Professor Colin Goding

Chair, Training Committee

Professor Goding oversees the Training Committee, which delivers the Centre’s vision of training the next generation of Cancer Biologists and Clinicians.

Professor Tim Maughan

Professor Tim Maughan

Networking Lead

Professor Maughan brings his experience of running large multi-centre research programmes and clinical trials to his role as the Networking Lead for the Centre. Tim enables the Centre’s actives to seed and fuel both national and international networks.

Professor Ester Hammond

Professor Ester Hammond

Engagement Lead

As the Centre Engagement Lead, Professor Hammond is an ambassador and advocate for the Centre’s public engagement activities. She also supports the development of the engagement strategy by ensuring the team is consistently updated on scientific activities across the Centre.

Operations

Dr Claire Bloomfield

Dr Claire Bloomfield

Strategic Planning Lead

As the Strategic Planning Lead, Dr Bloomfield advises and supports the Centre’s academic leadership in the development and long-term planning of the Centre’s research strategy. Dr Bloomfield oversees a team delivering on the design and execution of projects to enhance the future strategic developments of cancer research in Oxford.

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.

Ms Sophie Band

Ms Sophie Band

Network Administration Assistant

Sophie manages Centre networking events which include the Strategic Working Groups and annual symposium. Sophie also supports Centre activity across a range of administrative projects.

Engagement

Ms Nikki Hayward

Ms Nikki Hayward

CRUK Senior Research Nurse for Research & Engagement

Nikki is responsible for informing patients, the public, 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.