Professor Singer is globally recognized as a pioneer of colposcopy in the UK. He is Professor Emeritus at UCL and holds Honorary Consultant appointments at University College Hospital and the Whittington Hospital in London.
Professor Singer has headed up research teams at both his NHS hospitals. His main areas of research are the origins, detection and treatment of cervical and lower genital tract pre cancer, with special interest in HPV. He has authored many papers and books including the authoritative ‘The Cervix’ and ‘Cervical and Lower Genital Tract Pre-cancer”.
Professor Singer is co-founder and trustee for the British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology and a founding member of the British Gynecological Cancer Society. He holds a senior visiting research fellowship at the National Institute for Clinical Research in London. Professor Singer is known for his vision, research and experience and is often a reference point, in his private practice, for a second opinion in complex cases.
Professor Singer established a large clinical and research unit in colposcopy and lower genital tract pre-cancer, attached to University College London since 1983, with 47 research fellows and associates working in clinical and research based studies. Some of the original fundamental clinical studies in relation to HPV were done in this unit. Other studies have investigated the physiological mechanisms within the cervix as they pertain to the causation of cervical neoplasia and detailed studies examining the role of molecular markers in the natural history and clinical diagnosis of HPV.
In 2003, Professor Singer was appointed as guest professor of Zhejiang University.