Professor Robert (Rob) Coleman is the Yorkshire Cancer Research Professor of Medical Oncology and Honorary Consultant in the Academic Unit of Clinical Oncology at Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield. He graduated in medicine from Kings College Hospital Medical School in 1978 and trained in London and Edinburgh before moving to Sheffield in 1991.
For more than 20 years he has been instrumental in developing clinical cancer research in the city and surrounding clinical network. During that time he has held many leadership roles within the local university, the NIHR Cancer Research Network and the NCRI. Since 2014 he has been a part-time Medical Director for the independent medical education provider, prIME Oncology™ alongside his ongoing role within the university.
Since 2012, Rob is a member of the ESMO Breast Cancer Faculty Group; he served as National Representative for the UK between 2012 and 2015.
Rob is passionate about improving the care of cancer patients through research and has particular interests in new developments in the management of breast cancer and the effects of cancer and its various treatments on the bones. He has written more than 350 scientific articles and book chapters and leads a number of national and international clinical trials.