Professor Ajay Vora is honorary professor of paediatric haematology at University of Sheffield and consultant paediatric haematologist at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. His daily practice involves the care of children with a variety of malignant and non-malignant blood disorders. He has a special interest in childhood leukaemia and cord blood transplantation. He is chair of the UK NCRI childhood leukaemia sub-group and I-BFM ALL committee. He is chief investigator of childhood and infant ALL clinical trials and is involved with several research projects in this area. He is programme director of the Trent Regional Paediatric Haemopoeitic Stem Cell transplant service.