Professor Cliona Kirwan
Professor Cliona Kirwan is a consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon at the Nightingale Centre, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and a clinician scientist in surgical oncology at the University of Manchester. She also holds the Royal College of Surgeons of England & University of Manchester Professorship in Surgical Trials.
In her translational research, Cliona leads a team investigating the symbiotic relationship between cancer and the clotting system. She runs clinical and laboratory based studies, and supervises PhD, MD and MRes students.
As a surgical trialist and a co-director of Manchester Clinical Trials Unit and of the North West Surgical Trials Centre, she is helping to develop the surgical trials portfolio across the North West. In addition, she is Chief Investigator for the TIP trial, and surgical lead for LORIS and PRIMETIME studies, a member of the NCRI Breast Cancer Studies Group and NCRI Screening, Prevention and Early Detection Group, the Sloane Project Steering Committee and is Chair of the Prevent Breast Cancer Scientific Advisory Board. She is also mentor to the Northwest Research Collaborative (a trainee-led collaborative) and the Northwest and Mersey Breast Trainees Research Collaborative.