Spokespeople

World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF International) has a number of spokespeople who can give expert media comment and background briefings on all aspects of our work, including our research, policy promotion, and cancer prevention recommendations.

Contact the WCRF Press and PR Team on 020 7343 4235, email pr@wcrf.org or call out of hours on 07717 131 883.

Dr Kate Allen, Executive Director, Science and Public AffairsDr Kate Allen, Executive Director, Science and Public Affairs

Kate is responsible for the science and policy programmes at World Cancer Research Fund International. Kate has a PhD in neuroscience and can comment on our scientific research and policy work.

 

Susannah Brown, Head of Research Evidence and InterpretationSusannah Brown, Head of Research Evidence and Interpretation

Susannah works on our Continuous Update Project (CUP) and joined WCRF in 2014. Susannah can comment on the scientific findings from the CUP with a focus on public health and nutrition. Find her on Twitter @SusannahBrown__

 

Anna Diaz Font, Head of Research FundingDr Anna Diaz Font, Head of Research Funding

Anna obtained a PhD in medical genetics from the University of Barcelona and previously worked at the Wellcome Trust and Prostate Cancer UK. Her expertise covers a wide range of fields from genetics to cell biology and molecular biology. At WCRF she leads the team responsible for our grant programme, which allows us to fund cancer prevention and survival research all over the world. She can comment on our grant funded research.

 

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

Giota has a PhD in genetic epidemiology from the University of Cambridge and has written several papers in the area of diet and cancer. She previously held research positions at the National Cancer Institute in the US and at the University of Cambridge. She has worked at WCRF for ten years in various senior positions within the Science Department. Her main responsibilities include oversight of the research grant programme, our convening and capacity building activities and partnerships at national and international level. In her current role she works closely with the Policy and Public Affairs team to ensure there is coherence between our science and policy activities.

 

Kate Oldridge-Turner, Had of Policy and Public AffairsKate Oldridge-Turner, Head of Policy and Public Affairs

Kate has a background in human rights law and social policy. She can provide expert comment on our policy work including marketing restrictions and our collaborative EU project that aims to tackle obesity in young people, CO-CREATE.