Dr Simon Gollins has been a Consultant Clinical Oncologist based at the North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre since June 1998 and has been Clinical Director of Oncology for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board since 2010. In his NHS practice he is responsible for regular outpatient clinics at the North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre and Wrexham Maelor Hospital.
He qualified in medicine in 1988 at the University of Oxford, where he also carried out 3 years of laboratory research for a Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD). Following medical jobs in Bath and Birmingham he gained his Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1991.
His oncology training took place at the Christie Hospital Manchester where he gained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists in 1994 and at Velindre Hospital Cardiff where he was also a Consultant Clinical Oncologist prior to moving to North Wales.
As a Clinical Oncologist he is responsible for treating patients with cancer with both radiotherapy and chemotherapy and his subspecialty interests are upper and lower gastrointestinal cancer, pancreaticobiliary cancer, head and neck cancer and thyroid cancer.
For many years he has been very actively involved in clinical research related to his subspecialty interests and since 2005 he has been North Wales Clinical Lead for the Wales Cancer Research Network. Since 2008 he has been a Member of the Colorectal Clinical Studies Group of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) and in October 2013 was appointed Visiting Professor at Glyndwr University.