Emma Searle

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Emma Searle

Job title

Consultant Haematologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer

Email Address


Phone number

0161 956 1531





Started at The Christie (Year)



Consultant Haematologist with a specialist interest early phase clinical trials.  Academic research and teaching at the University of Manchester.

Professional biography

Dr Emma Searle trained in medicine at the University of Manchester and completed general medical training at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. She gained an MA in Medical Ethics (Ethics of Cancer and Palliative Care) from Keele University in 2007 and began specialist training in Haematology in the same year.

Dr Searle was awarded a Cancer Research UK-AstraZeneca PhD fellowship in 2010 to research the role of a novel molecularly targeted cancer therapy when given alongside radiotherapy. On completion of her PhD in 2016, Dr Searle was appointed as an NIHR Clinical Lecturer at the University on Manchester to further develop her research interests alongside completion of clinical training.

Dr Searle was appointed as a consultant haematologist at The Christie Hospital in August 2020. She specialises in the set up and delivery of early phase clinical trials of new anti-cancer drugs, including first in human trials, for patients with haematological malignancies. Dr Searle has a particular interest in early phase clinical trials for older patients with blood cancer. She represents Manchester on the national Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre Haematology Network Group.

Research Interest

Early phase clinical trials, the development of novel therapies for the treatment of haematological malignancies, clinical trials for older haemato-oncology patients.

Educational Interests

Lecturer on University of Manchester postgraduate courses, medical student PEP supervisor, taught master’s student supervision