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DPhil Opportunities

We will be accepting DPhil student applications to start in October 2021 soon.

Katherine Vallis

Professor of Experimental Radiotherapeutics

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

Research Summary

Our research focus is on understanding and exploiting the biological effects of external beam ionizing radiation and therapeutic radionuclides in solid tumours (breast, lung, pancreas, oesophageal and colorectal cancers among others).  


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 for Radiation Oncology and established the Experimental Radiotherapeutics Group. 


Sarah Able, Laboratory Manager
Ole Tietz, Postdoctoral Researcher
Fernando Cortezon-Tamarit, Postdoctoral Researcher
Joao Lourenco, DPhil Student
Anis Theljani, Postdoctoral Researcher
Rachel Anderson, DPhil Student
Abirami Lakshminarayanan, Postdoctoral Researcher
Sreejesh Sreedharan, Postdoctoral Researcher