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Lynne Hampson, PhD. FIBMS


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Research: I currently help to lead a team of post-doctoral researchers and PhD students working on a variety of projects predominantly involving the role of pathogens in the aetiology and progression of cancer. This encompasses basic science, and the identification and evaluation of new diagnostic/prognostic markers. Recent work has also focussed around the generation and testing of new cancer therapeutics.

Widening Participation: I represent the University of Manchester on the national Realising Opportunities Academic Advisory Board for Science and Medicine and I am one of 3 national moderators for the Realising Opprtunities Scheme. The scheme has been adopted by UK Russel Group Universities and is aimed at fair access to University for all students. This is complemented by my ongoing role as an Academic Tutor for the Manchester Access Programme (MAP) and member of the University MAP Academic Advisory Team.

Athena SWAN:  Athena SWAN Connittee Chair and co-Lead for AS in the School of Medical Sciences ,  Academic Lead for University of Manchester Athena SWA, Athena SWAN Panel Chair and Member, Equality Challenge Unit, London

Teaching:Undergraduate: MBChB Year 1 and 2  - Portfolio group tutor, Yr2 PEP supervisor and Yrs 1 and 2 tutor for Professional and Personal Development. Year 4 APEP supervisor.  Overseas UG Placement supervisor.  Postgraduate: PhD and MRes supervisor, advisor and examiner. DClinSci Supervisor (part of HSST)

School of Medical Sciences Athena Champion/Academic Lead for Health and Safety. Division of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Sciences Academic Lead for Health and Safety




Research interests

  • The role of human pathogens in cancer
  • Identification of new cancer diagnostic and prognostic markers
  • Development of novel cancer therapeutics


  • Medical Undergraduate Degree Programme (MBChB) Phase 1 -  Tutor and Examiner for Portfolio
  • (MBChB) Year 2 - PEP Project Supervisor
  • (MBChB) Years 1 and 2 - Tutor for Professional and Personal Development
  • (MBChB) Year 2 - Group Portfolio Tutor
  • (MBChB) Undergraduate Selection Interviewer 
  • MBChB) Year 4 APEP Supervisor
  • UG Placement Supervisor
  • Academic Tutor Manchester Access Programme
  • PhD and MRes Supervisor
  • DClinSci Supervisor (part of HSST)
  • APEP Presentation Examiner

My collaborations

  • Dr Xiao-tong He - Post Doctoral Research Associate
  • Dr Anthony Oliver - Post Doctoral Research Associate
  • Dr Tom Walker - Post Doctoral Research Associate
  • Miss Asma Ramdam - PhD Student

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (FIBMS)

Methodological knowledge

A wide variety of molecular and cellular biology techniques.


PhD in Medical Oncology from the University of Manchester. Also a qualified Medical Laboratory Scientific Officer (specialist area Clinical Haematology and Blood Group Serology).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Cancer Research Centre


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