Pettitt, Andrew


Job Title: Consultant Haemato-oncologist

Qualifications: MA MB BChir PhD MRCP FRCPath

Specialty: Haematology

GMC Number: 3343010


  • Ronald Finn Professor of Experimental Medicine, University of Liverpool
  • Director, Liverpool Cancer Research Institute
  • Director, Liverpool Health Partners Cancer Programme
  • Chair, NCRI Lymphoma Research Group

Clinics: Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Tumour site(s): Lymphoma and CLL


Professor Andrew Pettitt studied Medicine at the University of Cambridge (1983-1989) before taking up clinical training posts in Internal Medicine (Nottingham, 1990-1992) and Haematology (Liverpool, 1992-2000), during which time he completed a PhD on drug resistance in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).

In 2000, he was appointed as Clinical Senior Lecturer in Haematology at the University of Liverpool, with subsequent promotion to Reader (2004), Personal Chair (2006) and Ronald Finn Professor of Experimental Medicine (2013). University leadership roles include Head of Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine (2011-2020) and Chair of the Clinical Trials Oversight Committee (from 2018).

Andrew is an Honorary Consultant Haemato-oncologist and Associate Medical Director (from 2020) at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust, as well as Director of the Liverpool Health Partners Cancer Programme (from 2019) and inaugural Director of the Liverpool Cancer Research Institute.

At national level, Andrew is Chair of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Lymphoma Research Group (from 2017), having previously chaired the NCRI Haematological Oncology Clinical Studies Group (2012-2017) and UK CLL Forum (2006-2012). He also represents the UK in the European Lymphoma Institute (from 2019).