Adrian has been the Cancer Research UK Professor of Medical Oncology in the Department of Oncology at University of Oxford since 1988 and is also a Professorial Fellow of St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford. He is a Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. He was also the Director of Molecular Oncology Laboratory at the University of Oxford. He trained in Medicine and Biochemistry at Liverpool University and subsequently received his DPhil from Oxford University. He then trained at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Medical Oncology.