Dr Bottomley’s passion for more than the last two decades has been to understand the consequences of cancer and its treatment on patients HRQOL and psychosocial functioning. For over 20 years he has been the Head of the European Organisation for Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Quality of Life Department, based in Brussels, Belgium. This post involves working at an international level, developing HRQOL outcomes research policies and instrument methodology in the cancer clinical trials area.
He has published over 170 peer-reviewed papers in major cancer journals, 26 book chapters and co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed abstracts for international conferences such as ASCO and ECCO. He serves on ten editorial Boards. Dr Bottomley has been the editor for 2 major journals. He has served for six years on the ethical committee of the WHO International Agency for Research in Cancer, in Lyon in France and serves as a scientific advisor the European Commission for the 7th Framework and Horizon 2020 programs as well as an ethical advisor for the European Research Council. He has been an Executive member of the EORTC Quality of Life Group for over 20 years.