Prof. Emerita Shirley Hodgson St. George’s University of London, UK

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Shirley Hodgson, BSc, BM, BCh, DM, FRCP, FRSB, began her career as a paediatrician and then worked as a general practitioner. She became a registrar in Clinical Genetics at Guy's Hospital, 1980, and worked with Prof. Dubowitz at the Hammersmith Hospital on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (for her Doctorate of Medicine).... read moreShe became a Consultant in Clinical Genetics at Addenbrooke's Hospital in 1988, then Consultant/Reader in Clinical Genetics at Guy's from 1990. She specialised in Cancer Genetics from 1989, doing research with the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) (now Cancer Research UK), and developing Regional Cancer Genetics services from Guy’s Hospital, and later St George’s Hospital, in London. She was appointed Professor of Cancer Genetics at St.George's, University of London, in 2003 (now emeritus), and works part time as a consultant in cancer genetics in Leicester.

Her research was translational, investigating inherited aspects of cancer predisposition. She has published widely on the subject, and co-authored several books, notably “A Practical Guide to Human Cancer Genetics” now in 4th edition. She participates in international research, is developing genetic counselling courses in collaboration with Indian and Chinese colleagues, and has helped to set up the new medical school curriculum in Namibia.