I am a clinical lecturer in medical genetics at the University of Cambridge and an honorary specialty registrar in the East Anglian medical genetics service.
Dr Ramsay Bowden
NIHR clinical lecturer in medical genetics
My current role
I split my time between clinical work for the NHS and research at the University of Cambridge. I see both adult and paediatric patients in general genetics clinics at Addenbrooke's hospital.
My research focuses on investigating how damage to a cell's DNA is repaired. These processes are disrupted in rare genetic disorders such as Xeroderma Pigmentosum and Ataxia Telangiectasia, but also in many common cancers. By understanding the mechanisms behind this, I hope to develop new diagnostic tools and treatments.
I completed my medical training at the University of Cambridge, qualifying in 2010. I went on to academic foundation training and and core medical training in the East of England. I started my clinical genetics registrar training in 2014. I took some time out of training to complete a PhD and came back to my current clinical lecturer post in 2021.