Freddie Hamdy joined the University of Oxford in 2008 as Nuffield Professor of Surgery and Head of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, Professor of Urology, and Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon, as well as Fellow of Balliol College. He introduced a robot-assisted surgical programme to Oxford in 2009 and leads the Oxford NIHR BRC (Biomedical Research Centre) Surgical Innovation and Evaluation Theme. His research activities include clinical, translational and basic science programmes on the biology of urological malignancies. He is Chief Investigator of many studies including the HTA NIHR Protect trial on prostate cancer, the largest of its kind worldwide. He was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the BJU International Journal in February 2021.