Richardson, Dr Deborah Susan

MA, MB, BChir, MD, FRCP, FRCPath




Haemato-oncology, blood and marrow transplantation, molecular haematology

Training and education

  • Undergraduate training, University of Cambridge, 1984 to 1989.
  • Postgraduate general medical training, Taunton and Somerset, 1991 to 1993.
  • Higher specialist training, St Bartholomew’s and Royal London Hospitals, 1994 to 2000.
  • Honorary lecturer at St Bartholomew’s and Royal London School of Medicine, Queen Mary College, University of London, 1996 to 2000.
  • Junior lecturer, academic radiotherapy and oncology unit, Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton.


Leukaemia Research Fund clinical research training fellow, 1996 to 1997.


Dr Richardson has worked for the Trust since July 2000 as a consultant haematologist, and is the clinical lead for the department of haematology. She is also an honorary senior clinical lecturer at the University of Southampton.

Her main clinical practice is in the management of patients with haematological malignancy undergoing intensive therapy and those undergoing stem cell transplantation. She also maintains a general haematology practice.

Dr Richardson's roles include being the ward attending consultant for the regional Leukaemia and Transplant Unit, lead clinician for molecular haematology, lead haematologist for the teenage and young adult unit development, and undergraduate education lead for haematology. She is also medical director of the Wessex Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit collection facility (apheresis unit).


Dr Richardson's main research interests are

  • Novel transplant conditioning and molecular monitoring/immune reconstitution of patients undergoing stem cell transplantation. 
  • Doctoral thesis on 'Drug-induced apoptosis and cell cycle modulation in leukaemia cells'.

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