Meet Dr John Apps, NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer

Dr John Apps What is your name and what do you do?

My name is Dr John Apps, NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer – 50 per cent registrar training in oncology, 50 per cent working for university researching brain tumours, with particular interest in Craniopharyngioma, Rare Brain tumours and Clinical Trials.

How would you describe a typical day/ shift? 

Every shift is variable, some days busy with clinical work, on ward, in outpatients and on call, other days are spent in meetings, writing grants, co-ordinating analyses of samples. 

What do you enjoy most about your work? 

I enjoy the diversity of work and learning how to make treatments better.

What’s your favourite thing about working at BWC? 

I really like working with so many great colleagues.

What achievement are you most proud of? 

Identifying potential new treatments for craniopharyngioma.

Not a lot of people know this but…

I enjoy racing classic keelboats.