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Dr Paul Lyon

NIHR Clinical Research Fellow; BMBS

Paul LyonAcademic Qualifications

  • BMBS, University of Nottingham, 2008
  • MRes. Bioinformatics, University of Leeds, 2002
  • MSc. (Eng) Advanced Software Engineering, 1998
  • BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Computer Science

Academic Background

Paul previously studied Mathematics and Computer Science at Liverpool University and Sheffield University. After a few years in the IT sector with IBM, Paul completed a research Masters at the University of Leeds and returned to study Graduate-entry Medicine at University of Nottingham. After working as a foundation doctor in Nottingham & Derby, Paul moved to London to complete higher surgical training at Charing Cross and Great Ormond Street hospitals before taking a General Surgical specialist registrar post in Merseyside (in transplant and colorectal surgery).

Paul took time out of training to commence a NIHR/BRC-funded DPhil at the University of Oxford under the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences ( His research explores the safety, feasibility and efficacy of targeted chemotherapy using focused ultrasound in patients with liver metastasis ( Most recently Paul has obtained an Academic Clinical Fellowship in Clinical Radiology at Oxford, during which time he hopes to continue his research interest in targeted drug delivery.

In his spare time, Paul enjoys films, cycling, motorbiking, camping and snowboarding.

Peer Reviewed Publications

Malakounides, G., Lyon, P., Cross, K., Pierro, A., De Coppi, P., Drake, D., Kiely, E., Spitz, L. and Curry, J. 2015. Esophageal Atresia: Improved Outcome in High-Risk Groups Revisited. Eur. J. Pediatr. Surg. PMID: 26079742. DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1551567

Fraser, N., Lyon, P., Williams, A.R., Christian, M.T. and Shenoy, M.U. 2013. Native nephrectomy in pediatric transplantation - less is more! J. Pediatr Urol., 9(1), 84-89. PMID: 22227459.

Miller, S., Rogers, H.A., Lyon, P., Rand, V., Adamowicz-Brice, M., Clifford, S.C., Hayden, J.T., Dyer, S., Pfister, S., Korshunov, A., Brundler, M.A., Lowe, J., Coyle, B. and Grundy, R.G. 2011. Genome-wide molecular characterisation of central nervous system primitive neuroectodermal tumour and pineoblastoma. Neuro Oncol., 13(8), 866-879. PMID: 21798848.

Lyon, P., Nambi, R. and Farugi, F. 2011. Atypical presentation of purpura fulminans following sepsis in an adult. BMJ Case Rep. doi: 10.1136/bcr.03.2011.3996.

Radlinska, B.A., Ghinani, S.A., Lyon, P., Jolly, D., Soucy, J.-P., Minuk, J., Schirrmacher, R. and Thiel A. 2009. Multimodal Microglia Imaging of Fiber Tracts in Acute Subcortical Stroke. Ann. Neurol. 6(66), 825-832. PMID: 20035510.

Lyon, P., Ratan, P., Elder, K., Thomas, S. and Turner, G. 2009. Patient Management: Urological Emergencies. Foundation Years Journal Dec 2009 3(10), 13-19 (Emergency Edition).

Selected Oral Presentations

Lyon, P. 2013. Oesophageal Atresia: Improved Outcome in High Risk Groups? - Revisited, Great Ormond Street, London. British Association of Paediatric Surgeons, 19 July, Bournemouth.

Lyon, P. 2012. EXCEL Scheme - Early exposure to clinical exam-focused learning: Experiences of a focused clinical teaching program for medical students in the first clinical year. Association for the Study of Medical Education Conference, 18-20 July, Brighton.

Lyon, P. 2010. Native Nephrectomy in Paediatric Renal Transplantation - Less is More! Department of Paediatric Urology, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham. Third World Congress of Paediatric Surgery, 23 October, New Delhi, India. 


Phone: +44 (0)1865 617668
Mailing address: Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus Research Building, off Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford, OX1 7DQ, UK