Dr Andrew Godkin
Dr Andrew Godkin read medicine as an undergraduate at St Catharine’s College Cambridge (1982-85), and then at the Royal London Medical College, Whitechapel (1985-88). After graduating and completing his pre-registration year, he underwent clinical medical training in London at St George’s Hospital, then in Gastroenterology and Hepatology based at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. After this period, and having become a member of the Royal College of Physicians, he moved to Oxford to commence a research career in immunology and medicine with Professors Derek Jewell and Adrian Hill in the Nuffield Department of Medicine in the John Radcliffe Hospital (1995-99). He returned to London to St Mary’s Hospital as a lecturer in Medicine for Professor Howard Thomas, and continued both clinical medicine and further research activity in the laboratory of Professor Peter Openshaw. He took up a position as a consultant physician in the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff in 2002, and was made a Reader in Cardiff University in 2008. His continuing research activity has centered on how the immune system can be manipulated to create effective treatments for diseases such as cancer. Based on research activity since arriving in Wales, he is now commencing a vaccine trial for patients with colorectal cancer.