Our team

Director (Clinical)



Professor Pamela Kearns

Pamela Kearns is Professor of Clinical Paediatric Oncology and the Director of the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham and an Honorary Consultant at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital. She is Director of the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences where she leads the research strategy for one of UK's largest cancer trials unit, delivering a wide-ranging programme of phase I-III clinical trials across all types of cancer in all age groups. She is responsible for an academic trials portfolio of > 120 multi-centre & international cancer trials for a wide-range of cancers, occurring in children, young people and adults across 347 centres in 21 countries across Europe and beyond. 

Deputy Clinical Directors    

Professor Charles Craddock – Haemato-oncology trials

Professor Daniel Rea – Adult Solid Tumour Trials 

Mr Simon Bach -  D3B (Diagnostics, Drugs, Devices and Biomarkers)

Dr Benjamin Fisher – I-ACT (Inflammation – Advanced, Cellular Therapy)

Directors of Statistics and Trial Methodology 

Professor Lucinda Billingham 

Professor Simon Gates

Professor Keith Wheatley

Director of Operations

Dr Sarah Bowden

Director of Precision Medicine Trials

Dr Rowena Sharpe

Business Support

Helen Evans 


Mr Matt Barker


Mrs Karen Turner 


Dr Ian Nutt

Quality Management 

Susannah Mee

Statistics and Trial Methodology

Professor Lucinda Billingham 

Professor Simon Gates

Professor Keith Wheatley

Mr Piers Gaunt  


Systematic Review  

Dr Jayne Wilson 

Trial Management 

Miss Nicola Fenwick and Mrs Anna Lawson – Children’s Cancer Trials 

Mr Darren Barton  – D3B (Diagnostics, Drugs, Devices and Biomarkers)

Dr Joshua Savage – EDD (Early Drug Development – Adult)

Dr Anna Rowe – I-ACT (Inflammation – Advanced, Cellular Therapy)

Miss Shamyla Siddique - BPMC Industry

Ms Sophia Magwaro and Miss Claire Gaunt – late phase adult (randomised)

Mrs Sonia Fox - Haematology – TAP (Trials Acceleration Programme)

Mrs Rebecca Bishop - Haematology – IMPACT (Transplantation)