Meet the staff

Carolyn Staton

Dr Carolyn Staton (Course Director) - MBiochem, PhD, SFHEA

Carolyn is a Senior Lecturer with a research focus on the regulation of angiogenesis, the development of new blood vessels from the pre-existing vasculature, in wound healing and tumour development and progression.   Carolyn is the Course Director and also the Module Lead for the Tumour Microenvironment and the Research Project modules.

Helen Bryant

Dr Helen Bryant - BSc, PhD, FHEA

Helen is a Senior Lecturer with a research focus on DNA replication and understanding what happens in a cell when DNA replication is slowed or stopped by damage in DNA.   Helen is the Module Lead for the Cellular & Molecular Basis of Cancer module.

W English

Dr Will English - BSc, PhD

Will is a University of Sheffield Research Fellow whose research is focused on understanding how the tumour microenvironment regulates cancer biology, with a particular focus on vascular biology.   Will lectures on the Cellular & Molecular Basis of Cancer module along with Dr Helen Bryant.


Mr Sabapathy Balasubramanian - MS, FRCSEd (Gen Surg), DMI, PhD

Saba is a NIHR funded Academic Clinical Senior Lecturer with a research interest in the epidemiology and management of thyroid and parathyroid tumours, especially in relation to diagnosis and surgical treatment.  Saba is the Module Lead for the Cancer Epidemiology module.

Robin Young

Dr Robin Young - MBChB, MRCP, MSc, PhD

Robin is a Consultant Medical Oncologist based at Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield. His clinical and research interests involve sarcoma and colorectal cancer.   Robin lectures on the Cancer Epidemiology module along with Dr Saba Balasubramanian.


Mr Derek Rosario - ChB MD, FRCS(Urol)

Derek is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield and Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust.   His research interests are in lower urinary tract function and bladder reconstruction, patient perception of urological intervention, particularly in the field of oncological urological surgery and functional assessment of the lower urinary tract.  Derek is the Module Lead for the Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment module.


Dr Chryso Kanthou - BSc, MPhil, PhD

Chryso is a Reader whose research interests are in the field of endothelial vascular biology and angiogenesis. Chryso lectures on the Tumour Microenvironment module along with Dr Carolyn Staton.

Mike Barker

Dr Mike Barker - BSc, PhD

Mike is a lecturer with research interests in Structure/function relationships of tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) and Transgenic Engineered Tissue Models.  Mike is the Module Lead for the Cancer Technologies and Clinical Research module along with Professor Nicola Brown.

N Brown

Professor Nicola Brown - BSc, DipEd, PhD

Nicky is a Professor of Microcirculation Biology and Head of the Microcirculation Research Group.  Nicky's research interests are in the mechanisms of physiological and pathophysiological angiogenesis in wound healing and tumour progression and the role of anti-angiogenic and anti-vascular strategies for the treatment of angiogenesis dependent disorders.  Nicky lectures on the Cancer Technologies & Clinical Research module along with Dr Mike Barker.

Bernard Corfe

Dr Bernard Corfe - BSc, PhD

Bernard is a Senior Lecturer and lead of the Molecular Gastroenterology Research Group within the Academic Unit of Surgical Oncology.  Bernard's research interests are in the relationship between diet, short-chain fatty acid production and metabolism and cell fate in the normal and neoplastic colon.   Bernard is the Module Lead for the Literature Review module.