Dr Rebecca Shakir

Subject: Medicine and Biomedical Science

Department: Medicine

Academic position: Sherrington Lecturer


Dr Rebecca Shakir obtained her medical degree at Imperial College School of Medicine, London. She trained in Clinical Oncology in Oxford, and is nearing completion of a DPhil at Green Templeton College, Oxford. She is a Clinical Oncology SpR at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. In her role as Sherrington Lecturer she has organisational responsibility for the clinical medical students at Magdalen college.


Dr Shakir joined the Clinical Trials Service Unit at the Nuffield Department of Population Health, Oxford, to undertake a dedicated period of research within Professor Sarah Darby’s group, under the supervision of Dr David Cutter. Her research is focused on determining the benefits and risks of radiotherapy used after chemotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma. Dr Shakir is funded by an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship.