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Dr Emma Crosbie (BSc, MBChB (Hons), PhD, MRCOG) - personal details

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Dr Emma Crosbie

Role: NIHR Clinician Scientist, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Gynaecological Oncology

Tel: +44 (0)161 701 6942


Women's Cancer Centre,
Institute of Cancer Sciences,
University of Manchester,
Fifth Floor - Research,
St Mary's Hospital,
Oxford Road,
M13 9WL.




Emma Crosbie (nee Davidson) studied medicine as an undergraduate at Edinburgh University Medical School. She was awarded an intercalated First Class Honours BSc in Psychology and the Drever Prize for Psychology in 1995, having scored highest amongst her year group. In 1997, she was awarded her MBChB with Honours, the James Scott Scholarship for Obstetrics, Distinctions in Obstetrics, Paediatrics and Surgery, and the Dorothy Gilfillan Prize, awarded to the woman student most distinguished in the final MBChB exams. 

Following her pre-registration house jobs, Emma began her career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology as a Senior House Officer at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. In 1999, she moved to Manchester to work at the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research and St Mary's Hospital as the Joseph Starkey Clinical Research Fellow under the supervision of Professors Peter Stern and Henry Kitchener. In 2002, she was awarded a PhD in Gynaecological Oncology by the University of Manchester for her thesis entitled 'Immunological aspects of HPV infection in vulval intraepithelial neoplasia'. For this work, she was awarded the Edgar Gentilli Prize for original research into gynaecological cancer by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Emma returned to full time clinical training as a Senior Senior House Officer and then Specialist Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the North West in 2002. In 2006, she successfully gained Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. In 2008, she became a Walport Clinical Lecturer in Gynaecological Oncology, combining subspecialty training in Gynaecological Oncology with research. During this time, she was awarded the RCOG Harold Malkin prize and the Manchester Business School Medical Leadership in Practice prize.

In 2013, Emma was awarded an NIHR Clinician Scientist Fellowship and became a Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Gynaecological Oncology at the University of Manchester.

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Executive Scientific Editor for BJOG

Fellow of the Higher Education Authority

NCRI Gynaecology Clinical Studies Group 

Wellbeing of Women Research Advisory Committee

Blair Bell Research Society Committee

MRCOG part II MCQ Subcommittee

British Gynaecological Cancer Society


Psychology BSc (First class Honours) Edinburgh 1995

MBChB (with Honours) Edinburgh 1997

PhD Manchester 2002

MRCOG 2006


Emma is a Consultant Gynaecological Cancer Surgeon whose research interests include screening, prevention and the early detection of gynaecological cancers, as well as developing new treatments and interventions for women with established disease.



4th year project option supervisor & examiner

Final MBChB OSCE examiner

Tutor and lecturer of 4th year medical students during obs/gynae placement at St Mary's


Clinical postgraduate:

Supervisor for MD and PhD students

Internal MPhil, MD and PhD examiner

Tutor and lecturer on various postgraduate courses locally & nationally

MRCOG part II MCQ subcommittee member (RCOG)


Non-clinical postgraduate:

Supervisor for PhD students