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.