Management Committee: Principal Investigator

Professor Gail ter Haar

Institute of Cancer Research


Gail ter Haar is Team Leader in Therapeutic Ultrasound, within the Joint Department of Physics, Institute of Cancer Research.

She holds a PhD in physics and a DSc in Clinical Medicine. Her interests lie mainly in developing therapeutic applications of ultrasound for cancer. She has held grants in excess of £6M, mainly from EPSRC and the National Health Services’ New and Emerging Applications of Technology.

She has successfully supervised 25 PhD students. Gail has written 6 books and 34 book chapters, and over 180 peer reviewed research papers. In 2007 she was awarded the NHS Healthcare Scientist of the Year award for Innovation for her work on FUS therapy.

She is founding President of the International Society for Therapy Ultrasound (ISTU) and is an honorary member of BMUS, honorary fellow of the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine, and fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and IPEM.

She is Deputy Editor of “Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology”, associate editor of “Ultrasonics” and on the editorial boards of International Journal of Hyperthermia, Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound and Medical Physics. In 2007, Gail started informal, UK wide meetings on therapy ultrasound (THUGs).