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Katherine Vallis

Professor of Radiotherapeutics and Radioimaging

  • Group Leader, Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology
  • Honorary Consultant in Clinical Oncology, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Research Summary

My research is interested in personalising radiotherapy using functional imaging: we apply functional and molecular imaging techniques to developing radiotherapy personalised to each patients’ individual tumour biology.


Katherine undertook specialist training in Clinical Oncology at the Hammersmith Hospital and doctoral research at Edinburgh University. In 1995 she was appointed as Staff Radiation Oncologist at the Princess Margaret Hospital and Scientist at the Ontario Cancer Institute, Toronto. She returned to the UK in 2006 to join the Oxford Institute and establish the Radiotherapeutics and Radioimaging Group.


Elliott Abbott, DPhil Student
Sarah Able, Laboratory Manager
Rachel Anderson, DPhil Student
Nadia Falzone, Visiting Researcher
Abirami Lakshminarayanan, Postdoctoral Researcher
Brendan Largey, Visiting DPhil Student
Javian Malcolm, DPhil Student
Irini Skaripa-Koukelli, DPhil Student
Sreejesh Sreedham, Postdoctoral Researcher
Suliana Teoh, Visiting Clinical Research Training Fellow
Ole Tietz, Postdoctoral Researcher