Dr Hobin looks after children and teenagers with a wide variety of solid tumours outside of  the brain or spinal cord and is part of the “Solid Tumour Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)”. Dr Hobin cares for patients through both inpatient and outpatient services. Dr Hobin’s principal areas of interest are in teenage and young adult (TYA) oncology and palliative care. 

Dr Hobin is the Birmingham Children’s Hospital medical lead for Paediatric Palliative Care, having led the oncology palliative care team for the past 4 years in addition to being the Clinical Lead for the oncology service.


Dr Hobin is the Principal Investigator for a number of Phase III trials currently open in the department including trials for the treatment of neuroblastoma, sarcoma and Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Career overview

1991 - Graduated Leicester University Medical School

1992-1995 - Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Training Rotation

1995-1996 - Warrington Hospital

1996-2003 - Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Training Rotation including:

1996-1997 - Duchess of York Children’s hospital – Withington Hospital

1997-2003 - Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital / Christie Hospital – Oncology / research training post.

2003 - Appointed Consultant Oncologist BCH

Current positions at Birmingham Children's Hospital

Consultant Paediatric Oncologist

Clinical Lead for Oncology

BCH Medical Lead for Paediatric Palliative Care