Professional background

Rachael Hough is a consultant in haematology and stem cell transplantation at UCLH and an honorary senior lecturer in haematology/transplantation at UCL. 

After completing undergraduate training at Nottingham University in 1992, she undertook post graduate general medical and haematology training in Sheffield. On achieving specialist accreditation, she was awarded a two year fellowship in transplantation of umbilical cord blood. 

During this time, she gained specific experience in the management of paediatric and adolescent patients, and spent three months working with Professor John Wagner, at the University of Minnesota, gaining specialist expertise in umbilical cord blood transplantation. 

She is now the clinical lead of the largest teenage cancer service in the UK and has developed an adolescent-focused transplant practice. 

She has also established and chairs the BSBMT Umbilical Cord Blood Working Group and is the Chief Investigator of the 2 NCRI-badged national cord blood transplant protocols.  She is a member of the BSBMT Clinical Trials Committee and the CCLG Leukaemia and BMT Special Interest Groups and coordinates the adolescent and young adult appendix of UKALL2003.