Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Professor of Cancer Biology



charlotte.bevan Website




Mrs Suzy Ford +44 (0)20 7594 2135




139ICTEM buildingHammersmith Campus





Qualifications and Employment History

  • BA in Natural Sciences (Part II Genetics), University of Cambridge, 1992.
  • Postdoctoral work at London Research Institute, Cancer Research UK, 1996-1999.
  • Joined Imperial College in 1999 as Lecturer and head of the Androgen Signalling Group in the Department of Oncology.
  • Current position: Professor of Cancer Biology, Non-Clinical Head of Prostate Cancer Research in Department of Surgery & Cancer.

Research Interests

  • Mechanisms of androgen receptor action. 
  • Androgen signalling in development and disease.
  • Nuclear receptor coactivators and corepressors.
  • Mechanisms of therapy resistance in hormone-dependent cancers.
  • Novel therapies for prostate cancer.
  • Discovery and validation of biomarkers for prostate cancer.
  • Role of microRNAs in androgen signalling.


Teaching Activities

Undergraduate Teaching

  • BSc in Biomedical Science: Lecturer and Course Lead for Cancer Biology year 2
  • Graduate Entry Medical Degree: Theme Lead for MCD (Molecules, Cells & Disease) year 1 
  • BSc in Biochemistry
  • Project supervisor for MBBS BSc projects

Postgraduate Taught Courses

  • MSc Molecular Medicine
  • MRes Cancer Biology
  • MSc Human Reproduction

Postgraduate Supervision

  • PhD project supervisor
  • Masters project supervisor for MRes Cancer Biology, MSc Human Reproduction, MRes Biomedical Sciences, MSc Molecualr Medicine
  • MSc Human Reproduction


Other College roles

Member of the 3Rs committee (College)

Member of the Postgraduate Education Committee for Surgery & Cancer

Member of the Academic Opportunities Committee for Surgery & Cancer

Member of the Student Withdrawals/Appeal panel (College)


Collaborators and External Committees

Please see "Research" tab above



Fletcher CE, Godfrey JD, Shibakawa A, et al., 2017, A novel role for GSK3 beta as a modulator of Drosha microprocessor activity and MicroRNA biogenesis, Nucleic Acids Research, Vol:45, ISSN:0305-1048, Pages:2809-2828

Gethings LA, Richardson K, Wildgoose J, et al., 2017, Lipid profiling of complex biological mixtures by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry using a novel scanning quadrupole data-independent acquisition strategy, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, Vol:31, ISSN:0951-4198, Pages:1599-1606

Koushyar S, Economides G, Zaat S, et al., 2017, The prohibitin-repressive interaction with E2F1 is rapidly inhibited by androgen signalling in prostate cancer cells, Oncogenesis, Vol:6, ISSN:2157-9024

Leach DA, Panagopoulos V, Nash C, et al., 2017, Cell-lineage specificity and role of AP-1 in the prostate fibroblast androgen receptor cistrome, Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, Vol:439, ISSN:0303-7207, Pages:261-272

Bevan CL, 2016, WOMEN IN CANCER PROFILE: A gender agenda?, Endocr Relat Cancer, Vol:23, Pages:P5-P8

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