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ECLS Study

Early Cancer detection test – Lung cancer Scotland

ECLS Brochure

Meet the Team

Professor Frank Sullivan - Chief Investigator

 Frank Sullivan has been an academic General Medical practitioner with an interest in clinical trials in the community and linking health data since 1984.  He is an honorary professor in the University of Dundee and  currently working as the Gordon F. Cheesbrough Research at North York General Hospital Chair and Director of the University of Toronto’s Practice based Research Network (UTOPIAN).  He is a Professor in the Department  of Family & Community Medicine and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto as well as an Adjunct Scientist in Ontario’s Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences(ICES).

 After graduating from the University of Glasgow he combined clinical training and service general practice with a PhD in Health Services Research.  He is currently the NHS Tayside Professor of R&D in General Practice and  Primary Care and Director of the Scottish School of Primary Care. His NEJM paper of a trial of steroids and antivirals for Bell’s palsy won the 2009 BMA research paper of the year award. He is a principal investigator on two  large primary care trials as well as the Scottish Health Informatics Programme (SHIP) and he plays a lead role in two EU funded informatics projects TRANSFoRm and EHR4CR.  He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of  Edinburgh in 2011.



 Doctor Stuart Schembri - Co-Chief Investigator

 Tayside Team

 Dr Stuart Schembri is a consultant Physician in Respiratory and General Internal Medicine at NHS Tayside and Co-Chief  Investigator of ECLS study.

 He graduated from University of Malta in 1999. He trained in Malta, England and Scotland and took up his first consultant  post in 2009. He was awarded a National Research Scotland Career Researcher fellowship in 2012.  This has allowed him  to develop an academic focus around lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) epidemiology,  infection and innate immunity resulting in several presentations and publications.  Dr Schembri's clinical interests  include COPD, lung cancer and pleural disease. 




 Professor Frances Mair - Principal Investigator

 Glasgow Team

 Frances Susanne Mair was appointed Professor of Primary Care Research in 2005 and is based in the Section of General  Practice and Primary Care.

 Professor Mair gained her medical degree from the University in 1985. After completing vocational training in general  practice in Glasgow, she worked as a general practitioner for the US Navy within the US Embassy in  London for four  years. In 1993, she entered academic general practice at the University of Liverpool.
 In 2003, she was appointed Professor of Primary Care Research at the University of Liverpool and Director of the Mersey  Primary Care Research and Development Consortium. She graduated MD from the University of  Liverpool in 2003 and is a Visiting Professor there.