About Us

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The Department of Oncology & Metabolism delivers world leading research and teaching in a dynamic and exciting research environment with access to world class facilities. We host a dedicated team of academic and clinical specialists, independent research fellows, postdoctoral research scientists and professional services staff.

Our vision is to achieve research excellence and impact by translating scientific discoveries into meaningful advances that can benefit our patients and the general population. This vision is supported by competitive funding from major national and international research bodies including Government, Research Councils, industry and charities.

Research in Oncology and Metabolism is organised into four areas:

Our Bone research brings together scientists and clinicians that specialise in benign bone disease and is home to the world class Mellanby Bone Research Centre (https://mellanbycentre.org) as well as being a key partner in the Centre for Integrated Research into Musculoskeletal Aging (https://www.cimauk.org).

Our Cancer research spans the full cancer spectrum from ground-breaking discovery science to innovative clinical trials. We are world leading in bone oncology, as well as translational research. We are part of the Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC) network in recognition of our clinical trials expertise and are leading on the development of a new Sheffield Cancer Centre, bringing together a multi-disciplinary team of internationally recognised scientists and clinicians.

Our research in Endocrinology ranges from discovery science to the delivery of advanced clinical care. We have a world leading reputation in diabetes research in particular the effects of the disease on the cardiovascular system and central nervous system as well as educating patients on self-management.

Our research on Reproductive and Developmental Medicine spans the spectrum of gamete development, through fertilization and human pregnancy and birth. We specialise in research into reproductive failure and infertility as well as fetal/obstetric imaging to diagnose problems during pregnancy and the management of pre-term birth.

The Department offers Postgraduate Taught and Research programmes in Musculoskeletal Ageing, Reproductive and Developmental Medicine, Translational Oncology and Vision & Strabismus. Our academic staff are heavily involved in and contribute to the teaching and learning in the undergraduate medical curriculum at the University of Sheffield.