Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Clinical Research Fellow/Resident Medical Officer







Institute of Reproductive and Developmental BiologyHammersmith Campus





Dr Sarah Bowden started at Imperial College London as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Obstetrics and Gynaecology under the Kyrgiou research group in the Department of Surgery and Cancer. Following this she undertook an Imperial Health charity pre-doctoral fellowship. She is now funded by a Wellcome Trust NIHR BRC Imperial 4i Clinician Scientist PhD fellowship and the Genesis Research Trust to undertake her PhD (supervised by Dr Maria Kyrgiou, Dr James Flanagan and Professor Marc Chadeau-Hyam across the Departments of MDR, Surgery and Cancer, and the School of Public Health at Imperial).

Her research interests are in the field of Gynaecological Oncology, currently focusing on genetic and epigenetic signatures in cervical pre-invasive and invasive disease; particularly she is interested in the translational applications of OMICS technologies for the early detection and personalised management of women with gynaecological cancers. She holds a clinical academic training number in the North West Thames deanery in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and an honorary clinical position as a specialist registrar at Imperial College Healthcare NHS trust.

Sarah also holds an interest in postgraduate education and sits on the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) Obstetrics and Gynaecology section council and the British Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (BSCCP) scientific committee.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Bowden S, Bodinier B, Kalliala I, et al., 2021, Genetic variation in cervical preinvasive and invasive disease: a genome-wide association study, The Lancet Oncology, Vol:22, ISSN:1213-9432, Pages:548-557

Bowden SJ, Lathouras K, Kyrgiou M, 2020, Can DNA methylation tests improve the accuracy of cervical screening?, BJOG - An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vol:128, ISSN:1470-0328, Pages:515-515

Athanasiou A, Bowden S, Paraskevaidi M, et al., 2020, HPV vaccination and cancer prevention, Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Vol:65, ISSN:1521-6934, Pages:109-124

J Bowden S, Kyrgiou M, 2020, Human papillomavirus, Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Reproductive Medicine, Vol:30, ISSN:1751-7214, Pages:109-118

Bowden SJ, Kalliala I, Veroniki AA, et al., 2019, The use of Human Papillomavirus DNA Methylation in cervical intraepithelial neoplasia: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Ebiomedicine, Vol:50, ISSN:2352-3964, Pages:246-259

Peevor R, Bowden S, Jones J, et al., 2009, Human Papillomavirus negative but dyskaryotic cervical cytology: Re-analysis of molecular testing, Journal of Clinical Virology, Vol:44, ISSN:1386-6532, Pages:322-324

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