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 us via:


Kate AllenDr Kate Allen, Executive Director, Science and Public Affairs

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



Dr Giota MitrouDr Panagiota Mitrou, Director of Research and Innovation

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 10 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.


Helen CrokerDr Helen Croker, Head of Research Interpretation

Helen is a Registered Dietitian and has a PhD in epidemiology and public health from UCL. Her work has focused on obesity and nutrition, through a behavioural science lens, as well as carrying out policy-related research. At WCRF, she is primarily supporting the implementation of the new phase of the Continuous Update Project.