Bate, Dr Jessica

MBBS, MA, FRCPCHBate, Dr Jessica (paediatric oncology) photo




Paediatric oncology

Training and education

  • University of Cambridge 
  • Royal Free and University College London, University of London
  • Paediatric training at Birmingham Children's Hospital (senior house officer rotation) and South London specialist registrar training programme
  • Sub-specialty oncology training at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Royal Marsden Hospital
  • Clinical lecturer research post at St George's, University of London
  • Senior research associate post at University College London


Dr Bate is a paediatric oncologist who joined the Trust in 2015. She's also an honorary senior clinical lecturer at the University of Southampton in recognition of her research activity.

Dr Bate cares for children with all kinds of cancers, but she has a particular interest in bone and soft tissue sarcomas. 


Dr Bate been researching infections in children with cancer since 2009, and has published extensively on this topic. You can read about one of Dr Bate's studies on the BBC website. She's also been awarded a National Institute of Health Research grant for £175,000 for a clinical trial investigating ways to prevent chickenpox in children with cancer.

At a national level, Dr Bate was involved in the clinical trial management for the IMPORT Wilms Tumour study, where she co-led site initiation visits for all the CCLG centres in the UK and provided clinical input to the trial. During her research post at UCL, she established a parent (PPI) group to discuss research priorities for Wilms Tumour research.

Since then, she has published a guide to PPI for paediatric research in collaboration with NIHR INVOLVE. Her most recent appointment as the first National Ewing’s Sarcoma MDT research fellow has given her further experience of research and policy change at a national level. 

She has led on an international consensus meeting on local therapy for Ewing sarcoma in June 2017 and established a new and very active patient/parent advisory group for her research.

In December 2017, Dr Bate was awarded a Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group research grant to evaluate the impact of national advisory panels for childhood cancer.

You can read about some of Dr Bate's publications here.


Roles in the Trust

  • Lead for solid tumour multidisciplinary team meeting
  • Chair of paediatric oncology governance group

National and international roles


You can contact Dr Bate via her secretary, Lorraine Davidson - call 023 8120 4101 or send an email.

If you'd like to leave feedback on the care you or your child has received from Dr Bate, you can visit her profile on IWantGreatCare.

You can follow Dr Bate on Twitter @Jessica_Bate