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Iain Nixon

UoE Honorary staff

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Medicine, University of Amsterdam
Oncological outcome for patients with differentiated thyroid cancer
1994Doctor of Medicine, University of Glasgow

Professional Qualifications

2004FRCS ORL-HNS [Edin), FRCS

Area of Expertise

Research expertiseHead and Neck and Thyroid Cancer

Biography

I am currently working in Scotland in NHS Lothian, as an ENT consultant with an interest in head and neck cancer.  I am one of 14 consultants working in a tertiary referral centre which provides cancer care for Lothian, Fife and Dumfries.  MY role involves all aspects of diagnostic and therapeutic head and neck and thyroid surgery.  In addition to open ablative surgery this has also included endoscopic laryngeal laser resections and open skull base resections. 

 

Although primarily a clinical position, I am an honorary clinical senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, a tutor on the Edinburgh Surgical Science Qualification with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and current Clinical Lead for Head and Neck Cancer in the South East of Scotland.   

 

I have been awarded the NRS Career Fellowship funded by the Chief Scientist Office.  This award funds 2 sessions per week to dedicate to research work for NHS patients.  The fellowship runs for an initial period between 2018-2021.

Qualifications

MBChB (1999) Glasgow University

FRCS (2009) RCSEd

Phd (2013) University of Amsterdam

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Current Research Interests

Thyroid Cancer Outcomes

Head and Neck Cancer

Circulating Tumour DNA in Head and Neck Cancer

Research outputs

  1. Considerations for environmentally sustainable Head and Neck surgical oncology practice

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  2. Case for staged thyroidectomy

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  3. An analysis of waiting times in patients with thyroid cancer

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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Research activities & awards

  1. Parotid Surgery

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  2. Circulating Tumour DNA in Head and Neck Cancer

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  3. Adjuvant Radioactive Iodine in Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

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Latest prizes

  1. Syme Medal

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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