Rachel O'Donnell

Newcastle University

Rachel O'Donnell MBChB (Edinburgh), MRCOG (London), PhD. Rachel graduated from Edinburgh Medical School, UK, and went on to complete 7 years of postgraduate Specialist Obstetrics and Gynaecology training before further specialising in Surgical Gynaecological Oncology. She was awarded a PhD in translational ovarian cancer research from Newcastle University, UK, and was appointed as National Institute for Healthcare Research (NIHR) Clinical Lecturer in 2016. Following appointment as Lead Consultant in Gynecological Oncology at the Northern Centre for Gynaecological Surgery (NCGS), Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Surgical Gynaecological Oncology at Newcastle University Rachel has gone on to further commit to development in clinical care, undergraduate and postgraduate training as well as formal clinical and translational research. Rachel leads Gynaecological Oncology surgery and her principle area of interest relates to minimally invasive approaches incorporating robotics into surgical cancer care. She serves as senior faculty on the postgraduate cadaveric surgical training programme in Gynaecology based the internationally recognised Newcastle Surgical Training Centre. Alongside her clinical work, Rachel leads a portfolio of clinical and translational research as well as serving as Chief Investigator and Principle Investigator on various national and local research projects.