Prof Richard Neal

Associate Director

Prof Richard Neal

Richard leads the University of Leeds hub of CanTest. He is a part-time GP in Leeds and Professor of Primary Care Oncology at the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences. His research focuses around the interface of primary care and cancer, especially around the diagnosis of cancer in general practice.

Richard also leads the Leeds hub of the DHSE Policy Research Unit of Cancer Awareness Screening and Early Diagnois. He is Co-Chief Investigator of the WICKED programme (Wales Interventions Cancer Knowledge Early Diagnosis), funded by Cancer Research Wales, and is co-investigator on the Yorkshire Lung Screening Trial, funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research. He works closely with the Leeds Centre for Personalised Medicine and Health. He chairs the RCGP Scientific Foundation Board and is past Chair of the NCRI Primary Care Clinical Studies Group.

Twitter: @richarddneal


+44 (0)113 343 6905


University of Leeds, UK

Areas of Expertise

Early diagnosis and primary care trials


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