Dr Harriet Walter

Contact Details

Level 2 Osborne Building
Leicester Cancer Research Centre
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Leicester LE1 5WW, United Kingdom

Email: hw191@le.ac.uk

Current Position(s)

Associate Professor of Medical Oncology and Honorary Consultant Medical Oncologist, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Positions of Esteem

2017-2020: Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Fellowship
2016-2019: Chair of the Junior Investigators Network Group
2019: Evaluation Committee for the Institut National du Cancer
2018: Cancer Research UK Combinations Alliance Extended Review Panel


2018: College of Life Sciences PhD Prize
2017: Royal College of Physicians and National Institute for Health Research Trainee Award for contribution to research
2017-2018: European Hematology Association Clinical Research Training Award in Hematology (EHA CRTH)
2017: University of Leicester Best Societal Impact (Potential) Award: Prof. Martin Dyer and colleagues
2016: Finalist for the East Midlands Research Award under the Significant Contribution to Research Delivery by a Trainee Healthcare Professional
2013: 'Caring at its best award', University Hospitals of Leicester
2005: British Medical and Dental Students' Trust Elective Award & Arthur Thompson Elective Bursary
2004: Alison Thornley Memorial Bursary (3rd year clinical prize)

Professional Registrations

2018: PhD University of Leicester
2013: Speciality Certificate Examination in Medical Oncology
2012: MSc Oncology (Distinction) Nottingham University
2009: MRCP (United Kingdom)
2000-2006: MB ChB with Honours.  The University of Birmingham Medical School.
BMedSci (Hons): Cellular pathology and neuropharmacology (2.1) The
University of Birmingham Medical School

Research Interests

My clinical practice involves delivery of our Phase I portfolio across haematological malignancies and solid tumours.  In addition, I provide systemic treatments for the management of head and neck cancer.

My research interests are in therapeutic drug development, the design and delivery of early phase clinical trials, and the development and assessment of novel therapies in B cell malignancies.


Professor Martin Dyer (Leicester Cancer Research Centre)
Professor Gareth Griffiths (University of Southampton)


2019: Associate Professor of Medical Oncology and Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology
2017-2020: Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Fellow
2014-2017: Clinical Research Fellow in Haemato-Oncology, The Ernest and Helen Scott Haematological Research Institute, Leicester Cancer Research Centre
August 2010-2018: Specialty Trainee Medical Oncology East Midlands Deanery, University Hospitals of Leicester
August 2008-August 2010: Core Medical Training Oxford Deanery
August 2006-August 2008: Foundation Training West Midlands Deanery


My publications can be viewed here:


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Contact Details

Leicester Cancer Research Centre
Robert Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building
University of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Leicester LE2 7LX

T: +44 (0) 116 252 3170
E: cancerstudies@le.ac.uk

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