Lynda trained as a surgeon in Sheffield, Nottingham, Leeds and Manchester in the UK and spent a period of time in full time research at the University of Sheffield where she read for her PhD. She currently works as Professor of Surgical Oncology at the University of Sheffield in the UK following appointment in 2002 with clinical commitments at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Her main areas of clinical interest are breast cancer in particular its management in older women, breast reconstruction and familial breast cancer management. Her main research interests are treatment optimization for elderly women with breast cancer, breast screening in the elderly and familial breast cancer.
Lynda is past Chair of the Education and Training Committee of the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO). She is the board secretary for the UEMS Breast Examination and is the past President of the British Association for Surgical Oncology.
She is Chief Investigator on the UK multicentre ‘Bridging the Age Gap Trial’ and has published over 100 papers, 10 book chapters, 3 book editorships and has been awarded over £4M in grant funding.
Updated: September 2020