Dr Ajay Aggarwal is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College London in the Department of Cancer Epidemiology, Population and Global Health. His main research interests focus upon the delivery of sustainable and equitable cancer care in developed and emerging economies, health system design, and performance assessment of cancer care.
He was awarded a National Institute for Health Research Doctoral Research Fellowship in 2014 which he undertook at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where he investigated the impact of NHS patient choice and hospital competition policies on NHS cancer services using mixed methods. Since 2013, he has been the Oncology Coordinator for the National Prostate Cancer Audit based at The Royal College of Surgeons of England, which aims to assess the processes and outcomes of care for all newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients in the NHS. As part of this work, he has developed outcome indicators using administrative datasets to assess the quality of radiotherapy and surgical treatment at the individual patient and hospital level.
He graduated from Guy’s, King’s & St Thomas’ Medical school having attained a BSc in Management at Imperial College London. He has an MSc in the Science of Cancer from The Institute of Cancer Research and an MSc in Health, Population and Society from The London School of Economics. He has previously worked at the World Health Organisation in Geneva, and in Fortaleza, Brazil.