Professor Debbie Tweddle is Professor of Paediatric Oncology at Newcastle University based in the Wolfson Childhood Cancer Research Centre in the Northern Institute for Cancer Research, and an Honorary Consultant in Paediatric & Adolescent Oncology at the Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust. She studied Medicine at the University of Manchester graduating with Honours in 1991 after completing an intercalated BSc (Hons) in Experimental Immunology & Oncology in 1988, and received her PhD in Molecular Oncology from Newcastle University in 2002. She was Chair of the UK Children’s Cancer & Leukaemia Group (CCLG) Neuroblastoma Special Interest Group between 2010-15, and is currently a member of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Children’s Cancer & Leukaemia (CCL) Clinical Studies Group and neuroblastoma sub group where she is UK lead for biology and intermediate risk neuroblastoma. She is a member of SIOPEN (European neuroblastoma group and the SIOPEN Biology Group and co-directs the national neuroblastoma molecular diagnostic service at the Northern Genetics Service, Newcastle. Her main research interest is biological, translational and clinical research in neuroblastoma. She is also the scientific director of the national CCLG Tissue Bank.