Kate Ryan is a Consultant Haematologist at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Kate has 25 years of experience as a Consultant Haematologist with a broad base of clinical and laboratory haematological experience. She has a special interest in haemoglobin disorders; sickle cell disease and thalassaemia and other rare inherited anaemias. She was Chair of the NHS England Clinical Reference Group for Haemoglobinopathies Specialist Commissioning from 2015-2019. She has written national guidelines and standards of care for these conditions and lead the Adult Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia peer review programme in 2012-13.