Rob is Professor of Orthopaedic Oncology at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham. He is one of the leading authorities in the world on sarcoma and has helped pioneer the use of extendable prostheses and the use of new surgical techniques such as irradiation and re-implantation of bone to treat sarcoma. Rob has chaired the National Cancer Research Institute’s Sarcoma Clinical Studies Group and the National Cancer Intelligence Network’s Sarcoma Group as well as being a founder of the British Sarcoma Group (association for professionals in the sarcoma field).
Rob is particularly interested in how patients with visible lumps and bumps that could be sarcoma, are identified and treated earlier. He is renowned in the sarcoma world for developing the innovative ‘golf ball’ idea as a way of encouraging earlier diagnosis of sarcomas. Semi-retired (but still working as hard as ever), Rob brings his enthusiasm, ideas and considerable experience to Sarcoma UK as a trustee, to help us in our work to improve the experiences of sarcoma patients.