Mr Alan Dawson

I obtained my MBChB and BSc (Medical Sciences) with a First Class Honours in 2010 from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. From 2010-2012, I was appointed to the Academic Foundation Programme at NHS Grampian, Aberdeen and the University of Aberdeen. I obtained my membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2012. Following this, I entered core surgical training within NHS Grampian and in 2013, I successfully obtained an ST1 run-through programme in Cardiothoracic Surgery in the East Midlands Deanery.

In 2015, I became a National Institute for Health Research Academic Clinical Fellow (NIHR ACF) in Cardiothoracic Surgery and joined Professor Dean Fennell’s laboratory in August 2016 focussing on malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). I currently works as a Cardiothoracic Surgical Registrar at Glenfield Hospital, a national referral centre for the treatment of MPM and also in the Thoracic Oncology Research Group headed by Professor Dean Fennell. I have recently completed a Masters of Research (Clinical Sciences) degree and I am currently undertaking my PhD in the field of neoantigen identification and response in MPM supervised by Professor Dean Fennell at the University of Leicester.

I joined the NUKEMS committee in 2020 and I hold the position of Committee Secretary. I wish to help support all New Investigators through the NUKEMS society and raise awareness of NUKEMS to early career medical researchers.