Academic Unit of Surgery, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Head of Unit: Professor Paul G Horgan, PhD, FRCS

The Academic Unit of Surgery has a long and prestigious history, approximately 200 years, dating from the epoch achievements of Lord Lister. Surgery remains the prime treatment modality for the cure of cancer and this unit’s success is primarily based on the excellence of its academics across a broad front of surgical specialities, in particular colorectal cancer. However, a proportion of patients continue to develop local or systemic recurrence and ultimately die of their disease. It has long been recognised that it is not only the intrinsic properties of the tumour, but also the tumour environment that determines invasion and metastasis in cancer patients. This academic group has had a longstanding interest and has made substantial contributions to the research literature in this area.

The Unit now comprises a team of scientists and clinicians working collaboratively in surgical research and teaching. We are currently strengthening the links between group leaders to maximize the opportunities for collaborative research. Over the past 5 years we have successfully supervised 36 surgical trainees to an MSc, MD or PhD degree and continue to work with many in on-going research. The Unit’s work has been cited >6,000 times over this period and academic staff were returned in the REF14.

Contact details:
University of Glasgow,
Level 2 New Lister Building
Glasgow Royal Infirmary
10-16 Alexandra Parade
Glasgow G31 2ER

Tel: +44 (0) 141 201 8505

Postgraduate Research Degree Applications

After discussions with your proposed Supervisor, applications should be submitted using the University of Glasgow Online Application System. Please select the following subject title: Clinical and Surgical Sciences. Find Further information on PGR Clinical and Surgical Sciences.