Emma King is a Consultant Surgeon and a Professor of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology. She divides her time between her NHS cancer practice at the University Hospitals Dorset, and working within Cancer Sciences at the University of Southampton.
She has a PhD in immunology and a research interest in understanding the tumour microenvironment. She has developed a tissue bank with over 1200 patient samples and a clinically annotated database. These tissues support basic science work to understand treatment responses to vaccines and immunotherapies, working towards personalised cancer treatments.