Sara Erridge (Affiliate)
NHS Clinical Oncologist specialising in Neuro-Oncology
Dr Erridge is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Edinburgh Cancer Centre with a special interest in adult neuro-oncology and stereotactic radiotherapy.
She qualified from University of London and trained in Clinical Oncology in Edinburgh. She then undertook a Fellowship at the British Columbia Cancer Agency (BCCA), completing additional training in thoracic oncology, neuro-oncology and stereotactic radiotherapy. On return to the UK, she was appointed to post as Consultant Oncologist and Senior Lecturer in Edinburgh, initially managing both lung cancer and neuro-oncology patients, but since 2017 concentrating on neuro-oncology.
In addition to her clinical role, Dr Erridge developed her leadership skills obtaining a Masters in Leadership in 2012 and is currently the Clinical Lead for Scottish Service for Stereotactic Radiotherapy for benign conditions
During the final stages of her training her interest in research was stimulated by an attachment at the Netherlands Cancer Institute and then during her time in BCCA she started an MD comparing outcomes for patients with lung cancer in Canada and Scotland. Since 2003, Dr Erridge has been involved in design of clinical trials, principally working with colleagues in the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC). She has been radiotherapy lead on two global trials, UK principal investigator for three trials, and is on trial management group and independent data monitoring committees for several trials. Since 2015 she has been a member of the NCRI Brain Clinical Study Group and in 2018 took over the role as the Chair of the Glioma subgroup.
Dr Erridge’s research interests are mainly in developing clinical trials which address the unmet needs of patients with malignant brain tumours.
Her other research interests include cancer epidemiology and patient safety.
Outside work Dr Erridge aspires to maintain a work-life balance by exploring the world, Cuban salsa dancing, and hatha yoga.