Professor David Walker BMedSci, BM, BS, FRCP, FRCPCH
Professor of Paediatric Oncology, Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre, University of Nottingham; Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Oncology, Nottingham Children’s Hospital (QMC Campus NUH NHS Trust)
David Walker is one of the UK’s leading experts in childhood cancer, with a special interest in brain tumours.
He initiated and directed the development of the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre in Nottingham in response to the desperate need for an improvement in the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of brain tumours in children.
David is an expert in the clinical factors affecting diagnostic factors in brain tumours and he initiated the Brain Pathways project, which developed the clinical referral guidance for children with symptoms and signs of a brain tumour. This guidance is the focus of a public and professional awareness campaign, called HeadSmart: be brain tumour aware.
He has previously been involved in leading clinical trials in children’s brain tumours in the UK and Europe, and is a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Brain Tumours. He is also an elected member of the Europe Board of the International Society for Paediatric Oncology (SIOPe), representing professional and scientific views related to children and young people’s cancer in Europe.
David is the immediate past Chair of our Scientific Advisory Panel (until May 2016). He was President of the British Neuro-oncology Society (BNOS) from 2013 to 2015