Meet The Team
Professor Kristian Bowles
MB BS, PhD, FRCPath, FRCP
Professor Kristian Bowles is a consultant haematologist and part of this team, with private practice based at Spire Hospital, Norwich. He qualified from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals Medical School, London in 1995 and undertook general medical training in London, Kent and Southern Africa.
He trained in haematology in Cambridge and Norwich. At Cambridge University he carried out basic scientific research on haematopoietic stem cell self-renewal, funded by the Wellcome Trust and resulting in the award of a PhD in 2006.
Professor Bowles has worked as a consultant in Norwich since 2006 with a large clinical practice covering all aspects of blood disorders, including the interpretation and further investigation of abnormal blood tests, and then the diagnosis and management of people with confirmed blood disorders.
He has a particular clinical expertise in managing cancers of the blood, including lymphoma, myeloma and leukaemia. In addition, he performs scientific research on the biology of blood cancers and chemotherapy resistance with colleagues at Norwich Medical School, where he has been Professor of Haematology since 2013. This work has resulted in the publication of many research papers and the successful award of multiple research grants.
He has also written book chapters on general haematology and the management of lymphoma and contributed to national guidelines on lymphoma. Previously Chief of Oncology and Haematology Services at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Professor Bowles is currently the Director of the Research and Development department at the hospital. He has been principle investigator for numerous clinical trials since 2006.
Dr Matthew Lawes
MBCHB BSc FRCP FRCPath
Dr Matthew Lawes is a Consultant Haematologist and Haemato-Oncologist with private practice based at Spire Hospital, Norwich .
His clinical interest and expertise are in the management of myeloid disorders, acute leukaemias, stem cell transplants and assessment of abnormal blood results.
He graduated from The University of Birmingham in 1996 and completed general medical and haematology training in the Midlands and also in New Zealand.
He was appointed consultant haematologist in Norwich in 2006 and has a busy NHS post at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where he is responsible for leading the care of patients with myelodysplasia, myeloproliferative neoplasms, acute leukaemias and in patients requiring both autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplants.
In addition to the clinical work, he is Trust Cancer Clinical Lead for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. He is very active in clinical trials research and has been a principal investigator for numerous national clinical trials in acute myeloid leukaemia. He has been an author in multiple clinical and scientific papers.
Outside of haematology Dr Matthew Lawes is a keen sea angler and plays cricket for a local cricket club.
Dr Nimish Shah
MbbCH BAO MRCP FRCPath MD
Dr Nimish Shah is a Consultant Haematologist and Haemato-Oncologist with private practices based at Spire Hospital, Norwich and Genesis Care, Newmarket. His clinical interest and expertise are in the management of Lymphoma, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) and assessment of abnormal blood results.
He graduated from University College Dublin, Ireland and completed general medical, academic and haematology training in Dublin, Essex and the South West of England. He was awarded a Master’s Degree (MD) in clinical trials and research on Mantle Cell Lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma from the Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Plymouth.
He moved to Norwich in 2015 and has a busy NHS post at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where he is responsible for leading the care of patients with Lymphoma, CLL and in patients requiring autologous stem cell transplant.
In addition to the clinical work, he is the lead for the East of England Haemato oncology National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) clinical trials. He is also an active member of the UK National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) subgroups for Hodgkin’s and high-grade Lymphoma. He is very active in clinical trials research and is a principal investigator for numerous clinical trials in Lymphoma and CLL. He has been an author in multiple clinical and scientific papers, including senior authorship in national guidelines.
Dr Nimish Shah is an enthusiastic and committed haematologist, who ensures that his patients get high quality, and compassionate care.