Dr Christina Davies
Christina Davies studied medicine at the University of Manchester, graduating in 1990 (MB ChB) and in the process, also obtaining an intercalated degree in medical biochemistry (BSc). She subsequently moved into medical research, working at the Medical Research Council’s headquarters where she was involved in developing and managing the Council’s clinical trials and public health research strategies. Whilst at the MRC, she obtained a diploma in health economics before being seconded to the MRC’s CTSU in Oxford in 1995. After moving permanently to CTSU in 1997, she obtained a Masters degree in epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (1998), whilst continuing her work at CTSU, which has focused primarily on the treatment of early breast cancer. She is now responsible for the overall coordination and scientific direction of the continuing international study of tamoxifen in breast cancer, and is involved in the continuing meta-analyses of all the trials in the world of systemic treatments for early breast cancer, which is a major part of the CTSU-based Early Breast Cancer Trialists’ Collaborative Group .