Prof Karen J Kirkby

The University of Manchester / The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Karen Kirkby is the research lead for proton therapy in Manchester bringing together the research effort at the University and The Christie. She also leads the EU project INSPIRE which coordinates research in proton therapy across Europe
Karen has a research grant portfolio of over £15M and over 190 papers in peer reviewed journals, including Nature. She has also written for popular science magazines and the broadsheets.

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Proton Beam Therapy in Manchester the story so far

Development of a research capability in the clinical proton beam centre at the Christie.


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