Meet the Team

Professor Hisham Mehanna

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Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, Director, Institute for Global Innovation and the Institute for Advanced Studies. 
Chair, Head and Neck Surgery, Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, Director, Institute of Head and Neck Studies and Education (InHANSE)

About the Director

Professor Hisham Mehanna is Chair of Head and Neck Surgery, and Director of the Institute for Global Innovation at the University of Birmingham.

A head and neck cancer and thyroid surgeon with a keen interest in clinical and translational research, Hisham heads a team of 20 researchers and holding over £12 million in research grants.

Over his career Hisham has experienced at first hand the invaluable advances that can be made in scientific discovery when combining expertise from a range of perspectives. He has worked with clinicians, statisticians, computer scientists and policy experts to research and deliver the best possible outcomes for patients. As Director of the IGI, he looks to instil this passion for multi-disciplinarity in others.


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Deputy Director and Manager

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