Professor David Walker set to retire 

After 31 years at the University of Nottingham and 24 years since launching the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre with the help of hundreds of donors to our Golden Jubilee Appeal, Professor David Walker is set to retire from his post at the University. 

Dedicating his career to providing the best possible care to children with cancer, David has been integral to the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre which has treated over 550 children with brain cancer since it opened its doors 24 years ago.

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David's research focused on minimising risk of cerebellar mutism syndrome, preventing and reducing sight loss due to visual pathway glioma and reducing delays in brain tumour diagnosis, publishing over 100 research papers. 

David's dedication is highlighted by his fundraising - raising over £37,000 through our Life Cycle campaigns, including a 1,370 mile cycling challenge in 2014 for the CBTRC.

Those of you who know David will know that he has always been a passionate advocate for children’s brain tumour research and treatment. If you would like to send a memory or well wishes for his retirement please complete the form below - these messages will be collated and presented to David.

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Since 1997 visionary clinicians and researchers like David, along with generous donors, volunteers and fundraisers, have all helped make the CBTRC into the world-leading research centre it is today. Your support for CBTRC helps to create a brighter future for children with brain tumours, thank you for supporting our research. Support research into childhood brain tumours.