Dr Stephen Bradley

Dr Stephen Bradley


I am a Clinical Research Fellow and a GP working in inner-city Leeds.

Following completion of the academic foundation programme I completed General Practice training in 2016 and have worked at the University of Leeds as a Clinical Fellow since May 2017.   My current role is funded by Cancer Research UK's CanTest programme. Through my doctoral research I am investigating the role of imaging in the diagnosis of lung cancer.  Prior to my PhD study, I completed an MSc in Health Research at the University of Leeds.

I have been a member of the School of Medicine Ethics Committee since 2019. I served as an academic and personal tutor in the University of Leeds Medical School from 2016 to 2019. Prior to this I was a Visiting Lecturer from 2014 to 2016.

In August 2019 I was appointed to the National Institute of Health Research’s Health Services & Delivery Research prioritisation committee. I have also served on a NICE guideline committee and I am an associate at the General Medical Council where I sit on a committee overseeing the PLAB exam, which involves reviewing and setting examination stations.  Previously I have served as a specialist expert for the Care Quality Commission inspecting acute hospital trusts and I have also been a Guardian of Safe Working Hours at Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust.


Disclosures: I am employed as a General Practitioner for one day a week. I receive funding for PhD study from CanTest collaborative (Cancer Research UK), I am a member of the executive committee of the Fabian Society which is a political think tank affiliated to the Labour Party (unpaid). I sit on the NIHR’s Health Services & Delivery research prioritisation committee (unpaid aside from reimbursement of travel expenses).  I am a co-investigator on a study which is funded by Yorkshire Cancer Reserach (Patient-centred models for surveillance and support of cancer survivors with bowel and breast cancer). I am a member of the steering group of a campaing to improve health research (the declaration to improve health research).  I have previously received funding from the Mason Medical Foundaiton to undertake a study on chest x-ray and lung cancer diagnosis.


  • PhD researcher


  • MRCGP (2016)
  • MRCP
  • MSc Health Research
  • BA English Literature & Modern History
  • MBBS

Professional memberships

  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British Medical Association

Student education

From 2016 I served a three year term as an academic tutor to third-year medical students on the SAFER MEDIC programme and as a personal tutor to medical students during their clinical years.

Research groups and institutes

  • Primary Care Oncology