CLINICAL INVESTIGATORS

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Professor Sean Duffy

Strategic Lead Cancer Clinician and Director of the Leeds Cancer Programme

Professor Duffy is a former National Clinical Director for Cancer with NHS England and is considered one of the world’s leading oncologists. Currently the Programme Director for the Leeds Cancer Programme, Professor Duffy is also a Consultant Gynaecologist. Professor Duffy supports PinPoint’s program of research to develop tools that will actually get deployed to help doctors make better, faster decisions whilst simultaneously improving the patient journey.


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Dr Geoff Hall

Consultant Oncologist and Chief Clinical Information Officer

Dr Hall is director of the MRC Medical Bioinformatics Centre within the Leeds Institute of Data Analytics (LIDA) and Chief Clinical Information Officer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust (LTHT). Nationally he chairs the national governance group of the Cancer Outcomes Services Dataset and is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Oncology and Cancer Informatics within the Leeds Institute of Cancer and Pathology. As the Chief Clinical Information Officer Dr Hall has responsibility for the wider informatics strategy including the development and delivery of PPM+, the trust wide electronic patient record.


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Professor Richard Neal

Professor of Primary Care Oncology

Professor of Primary Care oncology at University of Leeds, Professor Neal has been at the forefront of primary care oncology for the past decade, contributing new knowledge to inform policy and practice; cancer diagnosis through primary care. He is a panel member for NIHR Research for Patient Benefit committee and leads one of the hubs for the Department of Health Policy Research Unit for Cancer Screening, Awareness and Early Diagnosis (from June 2019). He advises PinPoint on the multiple practical considerations necessary to achieve actual implementation and real world benefits for GPs and patients.

 

RESEARCH TEAM

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Dr Michael Messenger

Head of Personalised Medicine and Health (UoL) and Deputy director of the Leeds NIHR MIC

The Leeds Centre for Personalised Medicine and Health matches population health and care needs with excellent science and innovation. The Leeds NIHR MIC is an industry-facing collaboration aimed at catalysing evaluations of commercial tests and providing evidence for NHS adoption. Dr Messenger has world leading expertise inn development, validation, and clinical evaluation of new diagnostic assays, and serves as scientific advisor to many interdisciplinary programmes. Dr Messenger’s expertise led pinpoint to base their research efforts in Leeds.


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Louise Jeffers

Research Coordinator (LTHT)

Ms Jeffers manages sample collection and analysis of biomarkers in patients’ samples. She works within LTHT Pathology blood sciences team under the support of Senior Biomedical Scientist, Dr Rebecca Kift. Having previously worked with tissue collection, storage and management whilst extremely keen to be involved in research for rapid implementation she applied to join the blood sciences department specifically to work on the PinPoint project. Realising she was ideal for the role and ready to grow with the program of research led to her starting work in LTHT on the PinPoint project  in mid-2018.