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Carolyn Taylor is a consultant clinical oncologist and clinical research fellow. She studied medicine at Oxford University. Her clinical training was in general medicine and then clinical oncology.

She has worked as a clinical research fellow at the Clinical Trial Service Unit for 15 years, doing research alongside clinical work.  She works in a Cancer Research UK research program on the benefits and risks of breast cancer treatments and in the Early Breast Cancer Trialists’ Collaborative Group on trials of surgery and radiotherapy.