Dr Sally Old was a consultant clinical oncologist before joining the MDU in 2006. She trained in hospital medicine before specialising in cancer treatment, including radiotherapy. With a main interest in thoracic oncology, including lung cancer and mesothelioma, her clinical role involved producing reports for solicitors and the local coroners. This sparked her desire to know more about medico-legal medicine. Dr Old has an LLM in Medical Law and Ethics from the University of Kent. She is a member of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine and sits on its revalidation committee.