Associate Professorship

Associate Professorship


We are part funding (25%) the Associate Professorship of Ryan Mathew at the University of Leeds. Ryan is also Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon at Leeds General Infirmary. This funding is for a period of four years from 2019 - 2023.

Ryan Mathew is an Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon at Leeds. His clinical interests cover the full spectrum of brain tumours with a special focus on gliomas, awake surgery and meningiomas. During his neurosurgical training, he was awarded a PhD based on Glioma Modelling using Stem Cells and Cerebral Organoids (“mini-brains”), after which he spent time at The Brain Tumour Research Centre (Sickkids, Toronto). His basic, translational and clinical trials research interests focus primarily on brain tumour biology and precision cancer surgery using innovative technologies. He co-leads a brain tumour research lab with Dr Heiko Wurdak, is Neurosurgery Lead for the NIHR Surgical MIC, Academic Lead for Health and Well-being at the Centre for Immersive Technology, and is a member of the Academic Committee of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons and Glioma Subgroup of the National Cancer Research Institute.

Ryan Mathew works in a unique way, he is a Neurosurgeon but also an Associate Professor; working the roles on alternate weeks. You can read his story "A day in the life of..." HERE.

Ryan works in the brain tumour research lab at Leeds and is leading on a number of exciting projects, including developing "mini-brains" as well as furthering the use of robotics and AI.

Ryan Mathews - CLICK HERE for more information

CLICK HERE to see the video of Ryan talking about research being carried out at the University of Leeds and Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust to develop new treatments for brain cancers.
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