Professor Fiona Thislethwaite MB BChir PhD MRCP is a Medical Oncology Consultant within the ECMT (Experimental Cancer Medicine Team) at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, an Honorary Professor of Experimental Immunotherapy at The University of Manchester, and the Clinical Director of Manchester CRF at The Christie.

Fiona has been actively involved in clinical trial development for many years with a research focus on early phase clinical trials in immune-oncology, particularly adoptive cell therapies, combination immunotherapies and immune biomarkers.

She is Clinical Lead for the Advanced Immune and Cell Therapy Team at The Christie and in 2018 Fiona was pivotal in establishing the iMATCH (Innovate Manchester Advanced Therapy Centre Hub) collaboration which one of three Innovate UK funded ATTC (Advanced Therapy Treatment Centres) forming a network with the aim of scaling up activity in the field of cell and gene therapy.