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Dr Christopher Millward MRCS, MSc, MBBS, BSc

Clinical Research Fellow, University of Liverpool & Neurosurgery Registrar, The Walton Centre. Pharmacology & Therapeutics


Personal Statement

Christopher P. Millward obtained his BSc with Honours in Neuroscience, and MSc by research in Genomics and Pathway Biology from the University of Edinburgh (2004-2009), after-which he completed medical training at St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospitals (2009-2014). He commenced basic medical jobs and research training on the Academic Foundation Programme under the supervision of Prof Michael Jenkinson, investigating clinical and genetic factors that predict long-term survival in Glioblastoma, and was the Liverpool lead for a collaborative project with the Dublin and Cambridge neurosurgical units to investigate the clinical, radiological and surgical risk factors associated with early recurrence of atypical meningiomas. He was appointed as a Specialty Registrar in Neurosurgery in 2016, and undertakes clinical training at The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK.

He has recently commenced a 3-year post as a Clinical Research Fellow and PhD candidate at the University of Liverpool funded by a grant from The Brain Tumour Charity supervised by Prof Michael Jenkinson (Professor of Neurosurgery), Prof Tony Marson (Professor of Neurology), and Prof Paula Williamson (Professor of Biostatistics). His research principally concerns 'Quality of Life' and 'Core Outcomes' in Meningioma.

Christopher has a particular interest in the development of 'Core Outcome Sets' and 'Patient-Reported Outcome' measurement tools for brain tumours. He is the principal investigator for The COSMIC Project (Development of a ‘Core Outcome Set’ for Meningioma in Clinical Effectiveness Trials), The Cranio-PRO Study (Patient-Reported Outcomes following Cranioplasty) and co-lead for the international IMPACT study (Incidental Meningioma: Prognostic Analysis Using Patient Comorbidity and MRI Tests) alongside Abdurrahman I. Islim (Academic Foundation Doctor, University of Liverpool).

He is the current CRN Surgery Associate Sub-Speciality lead for Neurosurgery Research (North West Coast) and treasurer to the BNTA (British Neurosurgical Trainees Association). He has an emerging track record in academia with a clear focus on adult and paediatric neuro-oncology.