Dundee Cancer Centre PhD Programme for Clinicians

The Dundee Cancer Centre PhD programme for Clinicians provides a structured training programme in cancer research for talented and ambitious junior doctors who aspire to a career in academic medicine. 

The programme offers a choice of well-supervised, high quality cancer research projects at the forefront of international science. Research areas extend from the molecular mechanisms underpinning oncogenesis to therapeutic trials of novel anti-cancer agents. Fellows with a core interest in cancer may be from any clinical specialty.

This innovative and streamlined programme has been modelled on, and now runs in conjunction with, the highly successful Dundee Discovery PhD Programme for Clinicians.  Both programmes benefit from shared core elements, including a unique 6 week, full-time introductory course, experienced mentoring from practicing academic clinicians, and a generic skills training programme.

Further information


Professor Sara Marshall

Director, Dundee Cancer Centre PhD programme for Clinicians

Professor of Clinical Immunology and Honorary Consultant Immunologist, NHS Tayside

Informal Enquiries Welcome - s.e.marshall@dundee.ac.uk

Professor Simon Herrington

Director, Dundee Cancer Centre

Professor of Cancer Pathology and Honorary Consultant Pathologist, NHS Tayside 

Informal Enquiries Welcome - s.herrington@dundee.ac.uk