Joshua Savage



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Joshua Savage graduated with a BSc. (Hons) in Biochemistry from the University of Bristol in 2008. Following this he was awarded a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council studentship to study for a PhD at the University of Bristol, investigating the functional role of protein kinases in thrombosis in heart disease in the laboratory of Professor Alastair Poole in 2008.

Joshua joined the Adult Late Phase Team (B Team) of the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit at the University of Birmingham in 2013, coordinating academically sponsored late phase trials in skin (UKMCC-01, SPOT) and head & neck cancer (CompARE). In 2015 he was promoted to Senior Trial Coordinator within the B team, then later that year moved to the Children’s Cancer Trials Team.  Joshua worked primarily on international studies in the late phase solid tumour portfolio, focussing on Ewing’s sarcoma (EE2012, rEECur), rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS2005, FaR-RMS), and neuroblastoma (IMAT, HRNBL1), whilst also supporting the myeloid leukaemia study, MyeChild-01.

In 2018 Joshua was appointed as the EDD Trial Management Team Leader, and leads the trials team for a number of early phase cancer trials including the National Lung Matrix Trial, Tessa Jowell BRAIN MATRIX, ANICCA-Class II and ARISTOCRAT.

Joshua is the module lead of the Preparation and Set-up for a Clinical Trial module in MSc Clinical Trials.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Protein kinase-dependent regulation of platelet function, University of Bristol

Award Date: 13 Jul 2012


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