Professor Raj Persad has been a practising Uro-Oncology surgeon with an international reputation for innovation and research since 1996. He has served on key National steering committees for guideline development, service reform and research such as the NCIN, NCRI, NICE, NIHR, BAUS Section of Oncology and Cancer Research UK. He is one of the country’s leading pelvic cancer surgeons with collaborations abroad in the US and Europe. He has been involved in drug discovery and development over the last 20 years as well as surgical device development. He has been Chief and Principle Investigator for a number of portfolio clinical trials. He has over 250 publications and received in excess of £4m in cancer research grants.