Dr Ronald Beaney did his undergraduate training in Scotland followed by posts abroad and in the UK. His oncology training was at the Hammersmith Hospital in London where his MD thesis was on the role of positron emission tomography in oncology. He has been a Consultant Clinical Oncologist attached to Guy's and St Thomas and Kings College Hospitals in London. He has produced more than 100 publications on a range of oncological topics.
Dr Beaney's major clinical interests lie in tumours of the brain (gliomas) and pelvis (prostate and gynaecological tumours). He is a member of several UK, European and American Cancer Societies and examiner for the Royal College of Radiologists.