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Mr. Ian Cree

Professor of Pathology
Queen Alexandra Hospital

Brief Biography:

Trained as a medically trained general pathologist with a PhD in immunology, Ian's research career has been based on investigating disease mechanisms to improve diagnosis and treatment.  This has involved him designing, conducting and leading clinical trials as well as a number of large multicentre studies. Ian's current research interests are mostly cancer-related but, previous studies have included infectious disease, asthma, and ophthalmology.

For the last 20 years, Ian has been involved in developing predictive methods to allow individualised therapy of cancer. New diagnostic technologies are now set to deliver better individual outcomes and improved cost effectiveness for the NHS across a wide range of diseases


Academic positions:

Current positions:

Professor in Histopathology, University of Portsmouth

Hon. Professor of Pathology, Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London.



Research interests:

Translational cancer research, personalised medicine, diagnostics


What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:

I think that this is an interesting idea. My concerns are around ensuring quality through adequate peer review and how webmedcentral will be viewed by the UK Research Excellence Framework.