Caledonian Cachexia Collaborative
Below you will find members of our collaborative. We represent researchers at varying stages of their academic career and in a diverse range of disciplines. We are fortunate to attract a high calibre of doctoral and post-doctoral students.
Barry J A Laird
Professor of Palliative and Supportive Care, University of Edinburgh.
Consultant Edinburgh Cancer Centre and St Columba's Hospice Care
Richard J. E. Skipworth
Honorary Reader in Surgery, University of Edinburgh.
Consultant Surgeon, NHS Lothian
Donald C McMillan
Professor of Surgical Sciences, University of Glasgow
Marie T Fallon
St Columba's Hospice Chair of Palliative Medicine, University of Edinburgh.
Consultant Edinburgh Cancer Centre
Associate Professor, School of Applied Sciences,
Iain D Phillips
Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Edinburgh Cancer Centre, NRS Research Fellow, Clinical lead for oligometastatic SABR service
Clinical Research Fellow & Specialty Registrar
NHS Lothian / NHS Forth Valley / University of Edinburgh
Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh & St Columba's Hospice Care,
Specialty Trainee in Surgery, NHS Lothian
Miss Sayers is currently a research fellow at St Columba's Hospice, and is working on the Revolution trial. She is working on cachexia characterisation in advanced cancer and surgical patients.
Medical Research Fellow, St Columba's Hospice Care and Specialty Trainee in General Surgery, South-East Scotland.
Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh and St Columba's Hospice Care, Trainee in Internal medicine
Dr Patton set up and established the Revolution trial. Her predominant research interest is in assessing the biological basis of symptoms.
Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Glasgow, Specialty Trainee in Surgery, NHS GGC
Josh's research focusses on the role of the muscle and the inflammatory response in cancer cachexia. He is currently undertaking a higher degree examining cancer cachexia associated parameters.
Clinical Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh.
Amy is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Edinburgh supervised by Professor Laird and Professor Fallon. She is also working to set up the INSPIRE trial, which is a multinational phase III RCT looking at the cost effectiveness of palliative rehabilitation on disability, symptom burden and quality of life in patients with advanced cancer. She previously worked as an advanced specialist community dietician.
Professor in Cancer Informatics and Health Economics, Consultant Medical Oncologist, University of Edinburgh
An academic Medical Oncologist with a research interest in Health Economics, Data Science and Health Technology Assessment in Cancer. The focus of his research is on the development of improved methods for efficient research design, cost-effectiveness analysis and the measurement of clinical and socioeconomic outcomes using data obtained from clinical trials and routinely collected within health systems.