Professor Richard Shaw graduated in Bristol and Glasgow from primary degrees in dentistry and medicine. After surgical training in Glasgow, Richard moved to Liverpool in 2001 to undertake higher training in OMFS and subsequently a head & neck oncology fellowship. Integrated within this clinical training, Richard completed his thesis as a RCSEng Research Fellow, as well as DoH Genetics in Healthcare Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Centre, USA.
Richard was appointed to Liverpool University and Aintree in 2007, gaining his personal chair in 2012. Richard co-chairs the Mersey Head & Neck Ocnology Research Group (MHNORG), an expanding and vibrant multidisciplinary collaboration of clinicians and scientists committed to improving understanding and treatment of malignancies of the mouth, throat and larynx.
Following several senior roles in the NCRI Clinical Studies Groups, Richard was appointed as an associate director of CRN (Cancer) with specific remit for advancing surgical oncology trials and the role of surgeons in the national cancer portfolio.