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Prof Robert Nicholson 

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Position:Professor of Cancer Pharmacology

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 74922
Fax:+44 (0)029 208 75152


  • BSc, Physiology and Biochemistry, University of Reading, 1972
  • PhD, Cancer Biology, University of Wales, 1975

Research Interests

  • Cancer Pharmacology
  • Breast Cancer / Prostate Cancer / Colorectal Cancer
  • Steroid Hormone Receptor Signalling
  • Anti-Hormonal Drugs
  • Anti-Growth Factors
  • Signal Transduction Inhibitor
  • Drug Resistance Mechanisms
  • Biomarkers of Drug Response and Resistance


Member of the School's Pharmacology & Physiology Research Discipline


Teaching Profile


  •  Optimisation of Drug Design (PH3101): The biology of cancer and the use of anti-cancer agents (Lectures and workshops)
  •  Co-supervision of Pharmacy final year projects



  •  Currently involved in the supervision of 6 PhD and 2 MD projects


Links to other relevant websites

Breast Cancer (Molecular Pharmacology) Group