Dr Caroline Young


I am an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in histopathology at the University of Leeds, having completed a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship. My PhD investigated the potential of the colorectal microbiome to improve colorectal cancer (CRC) screening.

Research interests

I am interested in the pathology of CRC, specifically its association with the microbiome and the translational potential of this emerging field of research. I am a member of the CRUK Grand Challenge team “OPTIMISTICC” which is investigating over the next 5 years the mechanisms and therapeutic potential of the CRC-associated microbiome. 


  • PhD
  • PGCert in Health Research
  • MA
  • BM BCh

Professional memberships

  • Royal College of Pathologists

Student education

I teach pathology to the University of Leeds medical students - this includes giving lectures, tutorials, demonstrations and being a member of one of the course management teams.

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's