Dr Hossein Ashrafi, PhD

Co-founder of OncoTrust, Associate Professor of Pathology. Kingston University London


  • PhD in Pathology/Cancer Biology – Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Glasgow
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Kingston University London
  • DVM, University of Tehran. This is a professional doctorate degree together with one year research


Dr. Ashrafi received his PhD from Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, University of Glasgow in 1998 where he worked on viral causes of cancer. In the same year he was offered a postdoctoral fellowship in the Medical Oncology Laboratory at Glasgow University's Medical School, he was awarded a Royal Society Developing World Study Visit fellowship for distinguished postdoctoral work on relationship between papillomavirus and immune response.

Dr. Ashrafi joined Kingston University, London in 2009 where he currently is an Associate Professor / Reader in Pathology, Course Leader for MSc Cancer Biology, fellow of Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), Fellow of Higher Education (FHEA). He teaches on a range of Medical Science modules, supervise PhD research students, and lead an active research group on the interactions between the human host, viral pathogen and cancer, and also therapeutic approaches toward Human Papillomavirus (HPV) related cancers.


Dr Hossein Ashrafi Associate Professor in Pathology/Cancer Biology