Simon Hughes

Consultant clinical oncologist


Simon Hughes is joint lead for cancer education and training at King's Comprehensive Cancer Centre (King's Health Partners), and leads Guy's Cancer Academy.

He is a member of the American Society fo Clinical Oncology's (ASCO) digital education board, and a past chair of ASCO's International Education Steering Committee.

He has held leadership roles in the undergraduate and postgraduate medical education fields.

Simon is a trustee (and former treasurer) of the British Uro-oncology Group, and a past president of the oncology section of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Education and training

  • Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Educators, 2020
  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, 2017
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, London, 2013
  • Doctor of medicine by research (MD(Res)), University of London, 2010
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists, 2005
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), University of London, 1997
  • Anatomy and basic medical sciences BSc (Hons), First Class Honours, University of London, 1994

Research interests

  • Combining novel agents with radiotherapy
  • Radiotherapy techniques to account for tumour motion
  • Radiotherapy dose escalation and de-escalation
  • Incorporating functional imaging into radiotherapy planning
  • Application of learning science principles to clinical education

Last updated: January 2023

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