Nick is Director of the Barts Cancer Institute of Cancer at Queen Mary University of London. His main research interests are in molecular genetics and gene therapy of cancer. He is also Director of Research & Development for Cancer and Surgery at Barts Health NHS Trust and the Medical Director of the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network for England.
He has served as Chair of the Clinical Training and Career Development Panel at the Medical Research Council, and is currently Vice-Chair of the MRC Stratified Medicine Expert Panel. He has previously served as Chair of the MRC Stem Cell Strategic Grant and Fellowship Panels, and has been a member of the MRC’s Molecular & Cellular Medicine Board. He chairs scientific advisory and grant award committees for a number of medical charities, including Diabetes UK, Prostate Cancer UK, Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund and Pancreatic Cancer UK.
He was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2006.