Senior Investigator Profile

First NameFreddie
Award StatusTerm 2
Current PostNuffield Professor of Surgery and Professor of Urology
DepartmentNuffield Department of Surgical Sciences
Telephone+44 1865 617124
InstitutionUniversity of Oxford
NHS TrustOxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Region NameSouth Central
Primary Research FieldNephrology & Urology
Secondary Research FieldSurgery
BiographyFreddie Hamdy is Nuffield Professor of Surgery, Professor of Urology and Head of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences at the University of Oxford, as well as Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals and Fellow of Balliol College. Prior to his appointment at Oxford in 2008, he spent 10 years as founding Chair of Urology and Director of the Division of Clinical Sciences, then Head of Oncology at the University of Sheffield. He qualified from the University of Alexandria, Egypt in 1981, and trained in Surgery and Urology at the Universities of Liverpool, Sheffield and Newcastle. Professor Hamdy's research activities encompass clinical, translational and basic science programmes on the biology of prostate and bladder cancer, with specific interests in the molecular mechanisms of disease progression, cancer induced bone disease, cancer epigenetics and the use of artificial intelligence in data analysis and prediction of disease outcome. He is passionate about providing high-level evidence from clinical research for the management of prostate cancer. He designed and conducts with colleagues the NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme ProtecT (Prostate testing for cancer and Treatment) study, the largest of its kind worldwide. At the University of Oxford, Professor Hamdy has established a number of collaborative basic science and translational research platforms in oncology, and is developing a vibrant multidisciplinary environment for young surgical academics in training. He has introduced robot-assisted surgery, and serves on the steering committee for the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Oxford. He was the first recipient of the Crystal Matula award from the European Association of Urology in 1996, and the Golden Telescope award from the British Association of Urological Surgeons in 2002. He has been chairman of the Scientific Office of the European Association of Urology since 2004, and was elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2007.

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