Anthony Penn

Anthony trained at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and qualified as a Doctor in 1998. Completed junior paediatric training in Pembury Hospital Tunbridge Wells, Guys Hospital and St Georges Hospital London, with middle grade general paediatric training in Taunton, Somerset.  Completed clinical research in quality of life in childhood brain tumours in Bristol, awarded a PhD in 2013 and published widely on the subject.

Anthony trained as a Paediatric Oncologist from 2009 – 2013 at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and the Children’s Hospital for Wales. I have been enormously inspired in my career by Professor Richard Cohn, my own paediatric oncologist and Professor Mike Stevens, my PhD mentor.


Quality of survival (QOS)/ Health related quality of life (HRQL), paediatric neuro-oncology and CNS germ cell tumours (GCT) and Late Effects of Childhood Cancer.

Anthony is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at The University of Manchester and an Honorary Consultant Paediatric Oncologist at The Christie. He is a member of the NCRI GCT Clinical Research Group (CRG) and Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG) GCT interest group, with a particular interest in quality of life and late effects for both intra and extra-cranial tumours. He is PI and has contributed significantly to quality of survival aspects of the SIOP CNS GCT 2 European phase III study. He is co-chair of the CCLG brain tumour QOS group and a member of the SIOP brain tumour QOS group. He is a founding member of the Children’s’ Brain Tumour Research Network.