Staff

World Cancer Research Fund International is a leading authority in the field of cancer prevention research related to diet, weight and physical activity

We have achieved this success through the high-quality work produced by the people we work with, both externally and within the organisation.

If you have a question about our work or that of our network of cancer charities, please contact us and we will be happy to help.


Marilyn Gentry, President, World Cancer Research Fund network

Marilyn is one of the founders of the World Cancer Research Fund network, which is responsible for helping transform public opinion to recognise that some cancers are preventable and not simply a matter of genetics or bad luck. She has dedicated more than 30 years to cancer prevention, by promoting authoritative global research and health information. Marilyn continues to provide strategic direction and leadership for the World Cancer Research Fund network.

Email: executiveteam@wcrf.org


Dr Kate Allen, Executive Director, Science and Public Affairs

Kate is responsible for the science and policy programmes at World Cancer Research Fund International. She is part of the executive team overseeing the publication of the WCRF/AICR Third Expert Report, Diet, nutrition physical activity and cancer: a global perspective.

Previously Kate worked at The Institute of Cancer Research in London and Sutton (England), where she set up an Interactive Education Unit. Prior to that she worked at Medi Cine International, a medical education agency. Kate has a PhD in neuroscience, which she carried out at the Institute of Neurology (London) and the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Email: research@wcrf.org


Dr Panagiota Mitrou, Director of Research Funding and Science External Relations

Giota has an MSc in genetic manipulation and molecular biology from the University of Sussex and a PhD in genetic epidemiology from Cambridge University. She teaches on the nutritional epidemiology course at Imperial College London.

Email: research@wcrf.org


Professor Martin Wiseman, Medical and Scientific Adviser

Martin is Visiting Professor in Human Nutrition at Southampton University and former Head of Nutrition at the Department of Health in England. He is one of the country’s leading experts on the links between food, nutrition, body weight, physical activity and cancer.

Email: research@wcrf.org


Kate Oldridge-Turner, Head of Policy and Public Affairs

Kate has a background in Human Rights Law and social policy, having worked in a wide variety of sectors including the food and drink industry, disability organisations, and sport and exercise at both UK and international level. She has a degree in Combined Social Science from Durham University and a Masters in Human Rights Law from SOAS. Prior to joining World Cancer Research Fund International, Kate was Policy Manager at Leonard Cheshire. She previously lived in Rwanda for several years, working as an Advocacy Advisor for a disability organisation and worked at Sport England in policy and public affairs relating to community sport. In her spare time she is the Vice-Chair of the board of trustees for AbleChildAfrica.

Email: policy@wcrf.org


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