Professor Davidson graduated from UCT in 1992 and specialised in paediatrics and then paediatric oncology. He is currently the head of the Paediatric Haematology-Oncology Service at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. He is the past chair of the South African Children’s Cancer Study Group, and currently serves as the co-chair of the paediatric oncology in developing countries (PODC) committee of the international paediatric oncology society (SIOP). Cape Town 2015. His clinical and research interests include paediatric brain tumours, B-cell malignancy and other HIV-related cancers in children, genetic syndromes predisposing to childhood cancer, stem cell transplantation for primary immunodeficiency and adapted therapy regimens for low and middle income settings. As a Professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Cape Town he serves as the director of postgraduate education, and is also the President of the College of Paediatricians of South Africa. He is a member of the board of trustees of the Red Cross Children’s Hospital Trust and serves on the RCWMCH Facilities Board. Beyond the hospital he was a member of the governmental compulsory cancer registration task team and served on the steering committee of the South African Stem Cell Transplantation Society. He serves on the Western Cape Provincial Cancer Control Plan committee and the panels of the South African Oncology Consortium.