1989 …2019
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Biography

Professor Roger Phillips was appointed Professor of Cancer Pharmacology in July 2014.

Following a BSc in Marine Biology and Biochemistry (Joint Honours) from University College of North Wales, Bangor, Roger specialised in Cancer Pharmacology gaining his PhD in 1988 from the University of Bradford (under Profs John Double and Mike Bibby). After an initial postdoctoral position in Bradford, he moved to the School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles to work with Dr Neil Gibson in 1991. He returned to Bradford in 1993 and secured academic appointments as lecturer (1996 to 2001), Senior Lecturer (2001 to 2003) and Reader (2003 to 1014) in Cancer Pharmacology. In July 2014, Roger was appointed as Professor of Cancer Pharmacology at the University of Huddersfield. He was also appointed as Director of Research in the School of Applied Sciences in August 2015.

His research focuses on the preclinical and early clinical evaluation of novel anti-cancer drugs with a specific interest in the tumour microenvironment as a target for drug development. His research has had clinical impact through the development of EO9 as a therapeutic drug for the treatment of superficial bladder cancer. He has published extensively in internationally recognised journals, has successfully supervised over 20 PhD students and continues to present his work at national and international conferences. He is a committee member of the European Organisation for the Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Drug Development Committee and the Pharmacology and Molecular Mechanism Group. He is also an editorial board member for the British Journal of Pharmacology. 

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Preclinical development of novel anti-cancer drugs
  • Phenotype based screening
  • Development of experimental models that reflect the complexity of tumour biology
  • The hypoxic tumour microenvironment as a target for drug development
  • Drug delivery to hypoxic regions of solid tumours

Research Degree Supervision

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Keywords

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Cancer Research
  • Drug Development
  • Biomarker Research
  • Pharmaceutics

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Research Output 1989 2019

Anticancer, antifungal and antibacterial potential of bis(β-ketoiminato)ruthenium(II) carbonyl complexes

Madzivire, C. R., Caramés-Méndez, P., Pask, C. M., Phillips, R. M., Lord, R. M. & McGowan, P. C., 9 Aug 2019, In : Inorganica Chimica Acta. 498, 119025.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ruthenium
ruthenium
Ligands
ligands
cultured cells

Cellular Uptake and Efflux of Palbociclib In Vitro in Single Cell and Spheroid Models

Jove, M., Spencer, J. A., Hubbard, M. E., Holden, E. C., O'dea, R. D., Brook, B. S., Phillips, R. M., Smye, S. W., Loadman, P. & Twelves, C. J., 1 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 370, 2, p. 242-251 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Suspensions
Pharmaceutical Preparations
MCF-7 Cells
Neoplasms
Cyclin-Dependent Kinase 6

Discovery of selective, antimetastatic and anti-cancer stem cell metallohelices via post-assembly modification

Song, H., Rogers, N., Allison, S. J., Brabec, V., Bridgewater, H., Kostrhunova, H., Markova, L., Phillips, R., Pinder, E., Shepherd, S., Young, L., Zajac, J. & Scott, P., 18 Jul 2019, In : Chemical Science. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Stem cells
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Ouabain
Self assembly
Adenosine Triphosphatases
Open Access
File
apaziquone
Phase III Clinical Trials
Hematuria
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
Blood

Selective in vitro anti-cancer activity of non-alkylating minor groove binders

Nichol, R., Khalaf, A., Sooda, K., Hussain, O., Griffiths, H., Phillips, R., Javid, F., Suckling, C., Allison, S. J. & Scott, F., 18 Jul 2019, In : MedChemComm.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Binders
Cell Line
Ovarian Neoplasms
Cisplatin
Carboplatin

Activities 2016 2016

  • 4 PhD Examination
  • 2 Membership of committee
  • 1 Editorial work

European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (External organisation)

Roger Phillips (Member)
2016

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

External Examiner

Roger Phillips (Examiner)
2016

Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination

European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (External organisation)

Roger Phillips (Member)
2016

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

External Examiner

Roger Phillips (Examiner)
2016

Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination

British Journal of Pharmacology (Journal)

Roger Phillips (Member of editorial board)
2016

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work