Professor Gareth Evans is a Professor of Medical Genetics and Cancer Epidemiology based at The Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust and Manchester University.
Prof Evans trained at St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London between 1978-83 and he held a RAMC Cadetship in 1980.
Professor Evans has established a national and international reputation in clinical and research aspects of cancer genetics, particularly in neurofibromatosis and breast cancer. He has developed a clinical service for cancer genetics in the North West Region of England, which is nationally regarded. He is an important opinion leader nationally through membership of committees and was chairman of the NICE Familial Breast Cancer Guideline Development Group (2002-2010) and is now clinical lead (2011-current day). He lectures throughout the UK and internationally including, two invited lecture tours across Australia in 1995 and 2001, on hereditary breast cancer and cancer syndromes and has developed a national training program for clinicians, nurses and genetic counsellors in breast cancer genetics, establishing a system for risk assessment and counselling for breast cancer.
Professor Evans is a member of the Europoean Society of Human Genetics and is also an Ex Council Member of the Clinical Genetics Society, Member and Ex Chairman of the Cancer Genetics Group, Member and ex Council Member of the British Society of Genomic Medicine.
Professor Evans Speaks English, Welsh and French.