Dr Forster is an Associate Professor at University College London (UCL) and Consultant Medical Oncologist at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He specialises in Thoracic and Head and Neck Cancers and has a particular interest in drug development, running a broad portfolio of studies from first-in-human to registration Phase III trials. He runs a research-based practice, being Principal Investigator or Chief Investigator for over 70 early and late-phase clinical trials since his appointment to UCL in 2009. During his Oncology training he completed a PhD in biomarker development at the Institute of Cancer Research and he collaborates broadly with national and international groups involved in translational research. He has published on topics ranging from cancer biology to translational oncology and clinical studies. He is UCL ECMC Academic Lead and UCLH Lead for Cancer Research. He chairs the NIHR Head & Neck Research Group and is Joint Lead for the Clinical Trials Theme of the Cancer Research UK Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence. He is also the North Thames Clinical Research Network Thoracic and Head&Neck Cancer Speciality Lead.