Professor Gordon Cook

Professor Gordon Cook


I am a graduate of the University of Glasgow School of Medicine and received my higher professional training in haematology in the West of Scotland. After completion of my PhD in tumour immunology (cellular and molecular), I was appointed as a Consultant Haematologist in the West of Scotland before moving to take up the post of Director of Stem Cell Transplantation at Leeds Teaching Hospitals in 2002. In 2013 I was appointed as Professor of Haematology, University of Leeds.


  • Professor of Haematology
  • Clinical Director (Haematology) Clinical Trials Research Unit

Research interests

I lead the myeloma clinical and translational research portfolio with a primary interest in tumour immunology and immunotherapy. 

I am the Clinical Director (Haematology), Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Leeds.

I am the Chair of the UK Myeloma Research Alliance and NCRI Myeloma sub-group. I am the chair of the UK Myeloma Forum and have represented the interests of both myeloma clinicians and patients in National Institute of Clinical care & Excellence reviews. 

I have developed and delivered an extensive national clinical research portfolio. Currently, I am Chief Investigator for NCRI Myeloma X (completed), UKMRA Myeloma XII (in recruitment), UKMRA Myeloma XIV (in set-up), MUKeight(in recruitment) and MUKeleven (in recruitment). My collaboration with industry includes my position as the UK Chief investigator for 4 industry international phase III and IIIb studies & I am the chair of the Myeloma UK Research Advisory Group. 

I hold the posts of Clinical Director of National Institute of Health Research (Leeds) Medtech &  In Vitro Diagnostics Cooperative, and run this NIHR programme in Leeds.  


  • MB.ChB.
  • PhD
  • FRCP (Glas)
  • FRCPath (Lon)

Professional memberships

  • UK Myeloma Forum
  • British Society of Haematology
  • European Myeloma Network

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's
  • Cancer
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