Clare Turnbull

Senior Lecturer in Genomic Medicine, Genomics England, Queen Mary University London


Dr. Clare Turnbull is the Clinical Lead for the Genomics England 100,000 Genomes Cancer Program. She is also a Senior Lecturer in Translational Genomics at Queen Mary University, London and comes to this role from the Institute of Cancer Research, London, where she still leads a research team focused on translational studies in cancer genomics and genetic predisposition. Her main research focus has been on the genetic basis of testicular cancer and she has also published extensively on genetic susceptibility to breast, ovarian and childhood cancers. Having trained as a Clinical Geneticist, she sees patients with familial cancer predisposition at Guys Hospital NHS Trust, London. Dr. Turnbull undertook her preclinical training in Cambridge and qualified in medicine from Oxford University. She undertook general medical training across hospitals in Oxford and London and specialist training in clinical genetics in London. She completed a Masters’ degree in Epidemiology and Statistics at the London School of Hygiene and a PhD in Genetic Epidemiology and Molecular Genetics at the Institute of Cancer Research.