Honorary Professor: Hamish Wallace
Hamish B Wallace has been made an Honorary Professor in the School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health.
Professor Wallace is a consultant in Paediatric Oncology at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.
His research interest began when he became a Leukaemia Research Fund Research Fellow under the guidance of Professor Steve Shalet in Manchester in the late 1980s. His main research interest is in fertility prediction and preservation for cancer patients.
He is a founding member of the International Society for Fertility Preservation (ISFP), Chair of the UK Children’s Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Working Group and President of the European Network for Paediatric Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
He directs the HEBA Research Centre in Edinburgh, which is committed to ongoing research into the effects of the treatment of childhood cancer on fertility, bone health and the vascular endothelium.
Professor Wallace has co-authored more than 125 peer-reviewed publications and four books. Most recently he co-edited with Professor Dan Green a multi-author book on “Late Effects of the Treatment of Childhood Cancer”, and with Professor Chris Kelnar a book on “Endocrine Complications of the Treatment of Childhood Cancer”.
He is the co-founder and organiser for ESLCCC, a biannual International conference on the late effects of the treatment of childhood cancer.
He was appointed Lead Clinician for the Children’s and Young Peoples MCN for Cancer in Scotland “CATSCAN” in November 2007-10, and in June 2011 he was appointed Registrar of the RCPCH.