Consultant Profile

Dr Ioanna Nixon

Dr Ioanna Nixon MBBS, MD, PHD, FRCReq
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals
  • Oncology
    • Chemotherapy
    • Head and neck oncology
    • Radiotherapy
Special clinical interests:

Dr Nixon is specialising in the treatment of Head and Neck Cancers, Base of Skull tumours and Soft Tissue and Bone sarcomas. 

Research interests:

Long term toxicity in Head and Neck radiotherapy
Immunotherapy in head and neck cancers
Epidemiology and treatment of HPV positive oropharyngeal cancer
Management of salivary gland tumours
Role of IMRT in the treatment of sarcomas

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Clinical Oncologist Head and Neck/Sarcoma
Clinical Lead for Head and Neck in Edinburgh Cancer Centre
Radiotherapy Lead for Sarcomas n Edinburgh Cancer Centre
National Lead for Sarcomas in Scotland 

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

GMC, Medical Protection Society, Royal College of Radiology(RCR),  ESTRO, ESMO, EORTC, BAHNO, Hellenic Society of Clinical Oncology

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Personal email address:
Murrayfield: Flexible (Thursday afternoon)
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Ioanna Nixon is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist specialising in the treatment of Head and Neck cancers, base of skull tumours and soft tissue and bone sarcomas. She has been a Consultant Oncologist at the Western General Hospital , Edinburgh since 2013. Prior to this appointment she worked as a senior researcher at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London, doing a three year fellowship in complex radiotherapy techniques, including stereotactic radiotherapy, IMRT-IGRT  for brain, lung tumours and soft tissue sarcomas.  

Dr Nixon has  a particular focus on the management of patients requiring complex radiotherapy, conformal high precision radiotherapy for head and neck tumours and adults with soft tissue and bone tumours.  She is also specialised in combined chemoradaiation treatment for Head and Neck tumours, as well as targeted therapies and immunotherapy  treatment  for Head and Neck cancers. 

She has published in the area of conformal radiation techniques and is actively involved in clinical research in Head and Neck Cancers and Sarcomas.

She has been rewarded with a PhD in Radiotherapy in 2013.  

She is a member of National and International societies  including the European  Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer, British Head and Neck Group and is national sarcoma Lead for Scotland. 

Personal profile:

Dr Nixon is currently pursuing an MPH in Epidemiology as distant learning programme with the university of Liverpool.  In her free time she spend quality time with her family and organises outdoor activities with her son.  

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Dr Ioanna Nixon

Dr Ioanna Nixon Oncology Consultant, Edinburgh, private hospital specialist.

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