Clinical Research Office. A partnership between Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield

Academic Directorate of Specialised Cancer

The Academic Directorate of Specialised Cancer is comprised of Clinical Oncology and Radiation Services and based at Weston Park Hospital (WPH), a purpose built cancer hospital on the University campus site, which provides non-surgical oncology services to adults with cancer across North Trent.

The catchment population is 1.8 million and the Directorate teams register more than 6000 new cancer patients a year either at WPH or in oncology clinics across North Trent.

If you are interested in getting actively involved,, there is a Consumer Research Panel that aims to engage both cancer patients and carers in the process of research into the causes, treatment and palliation of cancer illnesses. For more information please click here

The Academic Directorate of Specialised Cancer Research Strategy 2018-2021 is available on request -

Key Contacts

Name Role
Jonathan Wadsley Research Lead 
Dr Simon Pledge Clinical Director - Radiation Services
Dr Lucy Walkington
Clinical Director - Oncology
Ian Scott General Manager
Flora Hawksbee Deputy General Manager
Maria Makhonina
Service Manager
Nigel Leek Group Finance Manager
Yasmin Hussain Directorate Accountant
Richard Maxted Operations Director
Khatija Motara Deputy Operations Director
Daniel Habershon
Fiona Brudenell-Straw
Directorate Research Coordinators
Hollie Shaw
Research Administrator
Grace Cole
CRIO Research Coordinator


Cancer Clinical Trials Centre

The Cancer Clinical Trials Centre, based within Weston Park Hospital, consists of an experienced and flourishing multi-disciplinary research team that conducts high quality clinical research studies to the exacting standards expected by the scientific community and demanded by the regulatory authorities. Research is conducted into the effects of a wide range of new treatments on the quality of patients' lives.