Professor Gordon Cook
MB ChB, PhD, FRCP(Glas), FRCPath.
Professor of Haematology Leeds Institute of Medical Research, University of Leeds
Leeds Cancer Centre, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. Clinical Director, Haematology
Leeds Institute of Clinical Trial Research, University of Leeds. Clinical Director, NIHR (Leeds) Medtech & IVD Cooperative
Leeds Cancer Centre, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. Honorary Visiting Professor
Department of Health Sciences, University of York. I am a graduate of the University of Glasgow School of Medicine & received my higher professional training in haematology in the West of Scotland. After completion of my PhD, I was appointed as a Consultant Haematologist in the West of Scotland before moving to take up the post of Director of Stem Cell Transplantation at Leeds Teaching Hospitals in 2002. In 2013 I was appointed as Professor of Haematology, University of Leeds where I lead the myeloma clinical and translational research portfolio with a primary interest in tumour immunology and immunotherapy. I established and was the first Chair of the UK Myeloma Research Alliance, having stepped down in 2019. I am the past-chair of the UK Myeloma Forum and have established the College of Myeloma (UK) which elected its first fellows in 2019. I have represented the interests of both myeloma clinicians and patients in National Institute of Clinical care & Excellence reviews and technology appraisals and am a current committee member of the NHS England Chemotherapy CRG.. I have developed and delivered an extensive national clinical research portfolio. Currently I am Chief Investigator for NCRI Myeloma X (completed), UKMRA Myeloma XII (in
recruitment), UKMRA Myeloma XIV (in recruitment), MUKeight (completed) and MUKeleven
(finished). My collaboration with industry includes my position as the UK Chief investigator for 5 industry international phase III and IIIb studies.
I hold the posts of Clinical Director of National Institute of Health Research (Leeds)
Medtech & In Vitro Diagnostics Cooperative and Clinical Director (Haematology), Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Leeds.