Dr Chrissie Thirlwell graduated in Medicine from University College London Medical School, she took an intercalated BSc in Immunology. Her post-graduate adult medical training was with the St. Barthlomews Hospital training rotation, and medical oncology training with Chelsea and Westminster, Charing Cross, Hammersmith and University College London Hospitals.
Her PhD in colorectal cancer genetics was funded by the Medical Research Council and undertaken at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute. Whilst completing her Medical Oncology training she held a National Institute of Health Research Clinical Lecturer post until her Consultant appointment in 2010.
Since then she has been a Senior Lecturer and Consultant Medical Oncologist at the UCL Cancer Institute and Royal Free Hospital and is a lead Consultant in the multi-disciplinary neuroendocrine tumour and hepatocellular cancer teams. She has a national and international reputation for research in to and the management of neuroendocrine tumours.
- Chair of the UK and Ireland Neuroendocrine Tumour society Research Committee
- Board of Scientific Advisors – NET Research Foundation
- Co-Chair of the Royal Free Hospital Oncology Trials Facilitation Committee
- Grant and abstract reviewer for the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) and the European Neuroendocrine Tumour society
- Academic lead at UCL Cancer Institute