Having graduated from the University of Mumbai, India, Dr Varma trained and qualified in histopathology in India, UK and the USA. He is currently a Consultant Histopathologist at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff and Chairman of the British Association of Urological Pathologists. He is passionate about optimising the use of available evidence in routine surgical pathology practice and conducts regular uropathology courses in the UK. He has several publications in peer reviewed journals and authored national guidelines for prostate and bladder cancer reporting in the UK. He also represented the UK in the International Collaboration of Cancer Reporting (ICCR) project to standardise global reporting of prostate and bladder cancers.