Research partnerships

Our research partnerships involve collaborations with research institutions, funding organisations and international associations.

Collaborative working helps us to ensure that our research engages a broader audience. Our partnerships with Imperial College London on our Continuous Update Project and the WCRF Academy on the International Course in Nutritional Epidemiology;  with the National Prevention Research Initiative on behavioural research; and recently with Wageningen University on the colorectal cancer project, have allowed us to focus resources on specific priority areas.

The Cancer and Nutrition NIHR infrastructure Collaboration was initiated in 2014 and is coordinated by the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). The main aim of this collaboration is to bring together a range of interdisciplinary stakeholders in order to bring coherence to existing activities and provide a coordinated framework for future research into nutrition and cancer. The Collaboration is facilitated by the NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (NOCRI) and World Cancer Research Fund UK (WCRF UK). You can download the report on cancer and nutrition activities in the UK. The report details the work to date, including results from the patient experience survey, a survey of clinicians and a mapping of cancer and nutrition research in the UK from the previous five years.

In addition, our collaboration with Breast Cancer Now (previously called Breast Cancer Campaign) maximises funding opportunities for UK researchers working on breast cancer, and our links to the World Obesity Federation – through successful joint conferences – allow us to share our research findings in the area of diet, nutrition, physical activity and cancer, with a wider audience.

Finally, our contribution to key working groups and other work streams led by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) recognises our authority in the area of diet, nutrition, physical activity and cancer, and ensures that we remain at the forefront of international research.