Professor Simon Bailey is a Professor of Paediatric Neuro–Oncology, and Consultant Paediatric Oncologist, based at the Great North Childrens Hospital and University of Newcastle, where he is head of the Paediatric Oncology Department.
His undergraduate medical training was at the University of Cape Town. His initial clinical experience was gained at Groote Schuur and Red Cross Childrens Hospitals before postgraduate Paediatric training in the United Kingdom and a year in New Zealand. He trained in Paediatric Oncology in Newcastle upon Tyne and became a consultant in 2001. He has a PhD awarded in 1999 and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
His research interests include the use of molecular testing to stratify treatment of children with brain tumours and delivery of risk adapted protocols to resource challenged countries including a very close link with the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi. He is the European lead for the SIOPE high risk medulloblastoma trial , chair of the National Cancer Research Institute Paediatric Brain Tumour group and chair of the SIOPE Paediatric Embryonal Brain Tumour group.