Senior Lecturer in Pathology, Institute of Cancer Sciences, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University of Manchester; Consultant Haematopathologist, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Pathology Lead for Greater Manchester and Cheshire Haematological Malignancy Diagnostics
Richard Byers received general medical training, including an intercalated BSc in Anatomy and MSc in Cell and Structural Biology, trained as a histopathologist, and completed his PhD in molecular biology at the University of Manchester. Since then he has developed a diagnostic and research interest in haematopathology and a specialist diagnostic clinical interest in leukaemia and lymphoma.
He is the General Secretary of the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Reader in Pathology at the University of Manchester and the lead haematopathologist for Manchester Royal Infirmary, providing bone marrow and lymph node biopsy reporting.
His clinical and research work is increasingly focused on the development and implementation of novel diagnostics at service and research levels. His University teaching work is focused on the delivery of the Intercalated BSc in Pathology, and MSc in Molecular Pathology, for both of which he is director and responsible for course content, delivery, and assessment. Richard recently completed a month long teaching placement in histopathology at University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia.