Research Theme

Tumour Microenvironment (Lead Principal Investigator)

Geoffrey Higgins

Associate Professor

  • Honorary Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Medical Research Fellow, Corpus Christi College

Research Summary

My research focuses on finding new ways of making tumours more sensitive to radiotherapy treatment.


Geoff Higgins is an Associate Professor in the Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology, having held a Cancer Research UK Clinician Scientist award since 2011.

He is an Honorary Consultant Clinical Oncologist in Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and is a Medical Research Fellow at Corpus Christi College.  

He previously undertook specialist medical training at the Edinburgh Cancer Centre before moving to Oxford as a Cancer Research UK Clinical Research Fellow in 2007.


James Coates, DPhil Student
Giovanna Granata, DPhil Student
Katharine Herbert, Postdoctoral Researcher
Daniel McGowan, Postdoctoral Researcher
Rathi Puliyadi, Research Assistant
Gonzalo Rodriguez-Berriguete, Postdoctoral Researcher
Michael Skwarski, Clinical Research Fellow
Elysia Traynor, Research Assistant