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Dr Butterworth’s research focusses on improving the biological effectiveness of radiotherapy by understanding the molecular mechanisms of radiobiological responses in tumours and normal tissues.

Using advanced preclinical models of radiation response, his group aims to develop biologically targeted strategies for the realisation of precision radiotherapy.

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Dr Butterworth is open to PhD applications is aspects of multi-disciplinary radiation science including:

  • Mechanisms of radioresistance

  • Drug radiotherapy combinations

  • In vivo models and small animal radiotherapy

  • Nanoparticle theranostics

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Research students

PhD title: Evaluation of novel drug radiotherapy combinations in non-small cell lung cancer using high throughput drug screening

Name: Charlene Junkin

Years of Study: 2015-2018

Country: UK



  • Specialist Examiner in Radiobiology for the Royal College of Radiologist (RCR).
  • Scientific Advisory Board Member EU CONCERT Joint European programme – SEPARATE.
  • Ordinary committee member of the UK Association for Radiation Research UK (ARR).
  • Recipient of multiple international awards including the US Radiation Research Society
    (Early investigator and Scholar-in-training awards), the International Congress of Radiation Research (ICRR) and the National Institutes of Health.



Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biological Sciences

Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology

Advanced Radiotherapy

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