Research Scholarship Review Panel

The panel is responsible for assessing applications for research scholarships and awarding these according to the requisite criteria being met. The panel is made up of clinical trustees and academic urologists and scientists with an interest in urology.


Ms Jo Cresswell

Ms Jo Creswell is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at the James Cook University Hospital, as well as Research and Development Director at South Tees NHS Trust. She has won several national grant awards, including MRC/RCS Eng Clinical Training Fellowship and NHS R&D Research Training Fellowship (Newcastle University). She holds special interest in bladder cancer and laparoscopic surgery.

Mr Grenville Oades 

Mr Gren Oades is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Trust, a position he has held since 2007. Oades holds multiple leadership positions, including WoSCan Lead for urological Cancer and Pan Glasgow Urology MDT. Renal Surgical Lead, and has authored multiple papers in the field. He holds special interest in renal cancer.

Prof Prasanna Sooriakumaran

Professor Prasanna Sooriakumaran is a Senior Research Fellow in Robotics & Urology at University of Oxford and an Honorary Consultant Urological surgeon at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. He also has a Visiting Assistant Professorship at the Karolinska Institute. Professor Sooriakumaran has led multiple grant funded projects, and has a research interest in prostate cancer and bladder cancer.

Prof Vincent Gnanapragasm

Professor Vincent Gnanapragasm is a University Lecturer in Uro-oncolgy at Cambridge University and a Consultant Urologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He has led multiple grants selected for funding over the last two years, and has won multiple awards in the field. Professor Gnanapragasm has won the CUHT Local Clinical Excellence Award in 2014, thanks to his research, and the NHS East Innovation Competition in Medical Devices in October 2014, thanks to an innovative patent for a prostate biopsy probe. Professor Gnanapragasm holds specific interest in urological oncology and prostate cancer.

Mr Dan Wood

Mr Wood is a consultant urological surgeon with a broad training in urological reconstruction and a special interest in adolescent urology. The majority of his work involves reconstruction of the urinary tract in relation to congenital anomalies or previous surgery.

Mr Killian Walsh

Mr. Walsh graduated from University College Dublin and underwent Basic Surgical Training in Dublin. He moved to London in 1995 and undertook Higher Surgical Training in Urology. During this time he completed his MSc Thesis in Prostate Cancer Detection and was awarded his Specialist Registration in Urological Surgery.

Mr. Walsh undertook further training in the United States of America at the University of California Davis graduating as a specialist fellow in Urological Reconstruction in July 2002. He occupied a Consultant appointment at Kings College Hospital and practice privileges at the Lister Hospital Chelsea from 2002 to 2007.

He has worked as a Urologist at University Hospital Galway and Bons Secours since 2007. He practices a wide range of urology encompassing bladder dysfunction, kidney and bladder cancer, female incontinence and minimally invasive techniques for prostate disease.

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