Media centre

Information and contacts for journalists and media. We’re here to help with your stories about cancer prevention, so please get in touch.

For all media enquiries including comments and statements, spokespeople, statistics, case studies and general information about our cancer prevention work, please contact:

Laura Burrell, Head of Content and Campaigns

Mobile: 07879 483022



Kate AllenDr 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.



Dr Anna Diaz FontDr 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.

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

Dr Mitrou, known as 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-TurnerKate 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.