Robert (rob) E. ColemanMBBS, MD, FRCP, FRCPE
Professor Robert (Rob) Coleman graduated from Kings College Hospital Medical School, University of Londong in 1978. Following clinical training in oncology in London and Edinburgh and completion of a research doctorate (MD) in the field of bone metastases, he became senior lecturer and honorary consultant in the newly formed Academic Unit of Clinical Oncology at Weston Park Hospital in 1991 and was subsequently promoted to Reader in 1996 and Professor in 1999.
For more than 25 years he has been instrumental in developing clinical cancer research in the city and surrounding clinical network and is passionate about improving the care of cancer patients through research. During that time he has held many leadership roles within the university and the NIHR Cancer Research Network. Since 2014 he has been a part-time Medical Director for the independent medical education provider, prIME Oncology™ alongside his on-going, but now part-time clinical academic role within the university.
Rob established a highly successful cancer clinical trials facility, which has both led and participated in a broad range of clinical trials and provides the research infrastructure for the North Trent Cancer Research Network and the Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre. These trials have ranged from early phase drug development studies to large phase III randomised trials. Since the mid 1980s, Rob’s main research interest has been into cancer induced bone disease with a particular focus in breast cancer.