Hodgson, Shirley: transcript of an audio interview (04-Nov-2015)
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Interview with Professor Shirley Hodgson, conducted by Professor Tilli Tansey, for the History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group, 04 November 2015, in the School of History, Queen Mary University of London. Transcribed by Mrs Debra Gee, and edited by Ms Emma M. Jones, Professor Tilli Tansey and Dr Apostolos Zarros. The project management and the technical support were undertaken by Mr Adam Wilkinson and Mr Alan Yabsley, respectively. Professor Shirley Hodgson BSc BM BC DM D(Obst)RCOG FRCP DCH FRSB (b. 1945) began her career as a Paediatrician and General Practitioner. She became a Registrar in Clinical Genetics at Guy’s Hospital, 1980, and worked with Professor Victor Dubowitz at the Hammersmith Hospital on muscular dystrophy whilst doing the work for her DM Thesis. She became a Consultant in Clinical Genetics at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in 1988, and Consultant/Reader in Clinical Genetics at Guy’s in 1990. She specialised in cancer genetics from 1989, working with the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now Cancer Research UK), developing regional cancer genetics services at Guy's, St. Mark’s and St. George’s Hospitals in London. In 2003 she was appointed Professor of Cancer Genetics at St. George’s, University of London, now Emerita, and has part-time Consultant status in Leicester. Her research investigated inherited aspects of cancer predisposition, she has published widely on the subject, and co-authored several books, including 'Inherited Susceptibility to Cancer' (Foulkes and Hodgson (eds), 1998), and 'A Practical Guide to Human Cancer Genetics' (Hodgson and Maher, 1993), now into its fourth edition with W. Foulkes and C. Eng as co-authors (Springer).