Lynda Wyld is Professor of Surgical Oncology at the University of Sheffield (UK) and Consultant Oncoplastic Breast surgeon at Doncaster Teaching Hospital (UK). She is immediate past Chair of the Education and Training Committee of ESSO, and led the development of ~20 post graduate courses for cancer surgeons. She is the secretary of the UEMS Breast Examination Board and a board member of EUSOMA. She is past President of the UK British Association of Surgical Oncology and a current member of the UK Association of Breast Surgeons (ABS) research committee. Academic research interests include psycho-oncology and quality of life research, breast cancer in the older woman and familial breast cancer. She has published over 100 peer reviewed papers and numerous book chapters.