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Professor Steven Knapper

Professor Steven Knapper

Honorary Consultant Haematologist

Email
knappers@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2074 8495
Campuses
UHW Main Building
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Overview

I am an academic clinical haematologist, combining the role of professor within the Division of Cancer and Genetics at Cardiff University School of Medicine with clinical work as an Honorary Consultant Haematologist at the University Hospital of Wales (Cardiff & Vale University Health Board) where I currently act as haematological cancer lead and lead early phase haematological cancer trials and the regional acute leukaemia service.

My clinical practice is predominantly in myeloid haematological cancers, particularly acute myeloid leukaemia and the myeloproliferative neoplasms. My chief research interest lies in the development of targeted therapeutic agents in myeloid malignancies; this includes both pre-clinical laboratory studies and clinical research including 'back to bench' laboratory projects running alongside clinical trials.

I am extensively involved in the development of clinical research at a national level through membership of the UK NCRI AML and Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Clinical Study Groups. I am currently co-chief investigator of the AML18 trial. My other roles include Deputy Medical Director of the UK Trials Acceleration Programme, Associate Director of the Wales Cancer Research Centre and lead of Cardiff University School of Medicine medical undergraduate haematology teaching.

Biography

Education and Qualifications

2006   DM (Christ Church, Oxford)

2006   FRCPath (Royal College of Pathologists)

1999   MRCP (Royal College of Physicians – London)

1996   BMBCh (Christ Church, Oxford)

1993   BA / MA (Hons) (Trinity College, Cambridge)

Career Overview

2021- Present: Professor, Cardiff University School of Medicine and Honorary Consultant Haematologist (Cardiff & Vale University Health Board)

2016 - 2021: Clinical Reader in Haematology (Cardiff University Schoold of Medicine) and Honorary Consultant Haematologist (C&V UHB)

2007 - 2016: Clinical Senior Lecturer in Haematology (Cardiff University) and Honorary Consultant Haematologist (C&V UHB)

2004 - 2007: Clinical Lecturer in Haematology (Cardiff University)

2001- 2006: Specialist Registar in Haematology (All Wales Higher Training Programme)

Professional memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Pathologists

Member of Royal College of Physicians (London)

UK NCRN Acute Myeloid Leukaemia Clinical Study Group

UK NCRN Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Clinical Study Group

British Society for Haematology

American Society of Hematology

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