Prof Mehanna is the Chair of Head and Neck Surgery, and the Director of the Institute of Head and Neck Studies and Education (InHANSE) at the University of Birmingham, UK. Prof Mehanna specialises in thyroid, parathyroid and head and neck surgery, with an interest in complex and recurrent cases. He also treats voice and swallowing problems, tonsillitis, and nasal allergy, polyps and sinusitis. Professor Mehanna has a keen interest in clinical research, especially in clinical trials evaluating the efficacy and effectiveness of new interventions, therapeutic agents and bio-markers in head and neck and thyroid cancer. He runs a research team of over 15 members and holds over £15 million in grants from the National Institute for Health Research, Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Research and industry. Professor Mehanna has recently been appointed as an NIHR Senior Investigator. Professor Mehanna is the current President of the Head and Neck International group. He is also the past president of the British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists and is the past Chair of the UK’s National Cancer Research Institute Head and Neck Group.