Baxter, Mark


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Graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2012 including an intercalated degree in Pharmacology (1st). He then undertook a Respiratroy Academic Foundation Job affiliated with the University of East Anglia and NHS Norfolk and Norwich. During these 2 years he obtained his MRCP(UK).
Following his Foundation Years, Mark worked for a year in Canberra, Australia. He obtained registration with the Australian Medical Council and retains registration. He returned to Scotland to undertake Core Medical Training, including a rotation at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre.
He began Specialty training in Medical Oncology in 2017 before taking up a SCREDS Clinical Lectureship with Prof Petty at the University of Dundee. He obtained CSO funding to undertake a 3 year PhD focussed on frailty in advanced gastroesophageal cancer and began this in August 2020. 



CSO Clinical Academic Fellow
Chair of NOTCH (National Oncology Trainee Collaborative for Healthcare Research)


Research interests

Frailty in advanced cancer
Biomarkers for chemosensitivity
Supportive care
Quality of life


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Medicine, Identifying and validating predictive Biomarkers in advanced oEsophageal adenocarcinoma – a springboard to REAListic medicine (BE-REAL), University of Dundee

Award Date: 6 Oct 2023

PGCert THE, Medical Education

Award Date: 1 May 2018

Doctor of Medicine, MB BChir, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 27 Jun 2012

Bachelor of Arts, Pharmacology, University of Cambridge

1 Oct 200630 Jun 2009

Award Date: 30 Jun 2009

External positions

Medical Oncology Registrar, NHS Tayside

10 Sept 2018 → …


  • RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
  • Frailty
  • Geriatric Oncology
  • Toxicity
  • Gastric cancer
  • Oesophageal cancer


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