Professor Stephen Halloran MBE, BSc, MSc, DipCB, EuroClinChem, FRCPath.
Professor Stephen Halloran is based in Guildford, Surrey. He developed and directed the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP) Southern Hub from its inception in 2006 until his retirement in March 2015. Stephen directed the NHS Guildford Medical devices Evaluation Centre (GMEC) and was Consultant Clinical Biochemist at the Royal Surrey County Hospital. He is Professor Emeritus (Clinical Biochemistry) at the University of Surrey and continues to have an active role in supporting colorectal cancer (CRC) screening activities worldwide.
Stephen was Editor-in-Chief of the Annals of Clinical Biochemistry, founding editor of www.labtestsonline.org.uk and director of the Surrey MSc in Clinical Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.
Stephen developed GMEC in 1989 and authored many advisory reports on the technical and scientific effectiveness of clinical analysers. He has published more than 40 recent papers on CRC screening and was the lead author of the European guidelines on colorectal cancer screening (published in 2010). Stephen has a particular interest in factors that influence participation in CRC screening and the scientific, clinical and analytical aspects of faecal immunochemical tests for haemoglobin (FIT).Stephen is a member of the UK Bowel Cancer Screening Advisory Committee and advisor on population-based CRC screening to many international government health organisations. He founded and chaired the World Endoscopy Organization Colorectal Cancer Screening Committee’s Expert Working Group ‘FIT for Screening’, a group that promotes improvements to FIT and prospers its use in screening programmes across the world.