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Judy Naidoo, academic and teaching assistant


Professor Urch trained at Southampton University, completed junior medical jobs in London, and completed a PhD in neuro-developmental pain pathways and post-doctoral work in bone cancer pain at University College London.

She has held consultant posts at St Mary's, Royal Marsden and Royal Brompton hospitals since 2004. Her specialty interests are in complex pain management, palliative care, service development and transformation of services.

Professor Urch has held management roles in oncology, Trust lead for cancer and since 2017 as divisional director of surgery, cancer and cardiovascular services (includes ophthalmology, haematology, critical care and theatres and SRO for RTT and cancer performance).


Palliative care, complex pain management

Research & publications

Bone cancer pain, care planning and prognostication