Research Grant Programme Panel

Find out how grant applications are reviewed and who sits on the panel

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All grant applications to World Cancer Research Fund International are reviewed by a panel of experts, comprising established investigators in different disciplines who have expertise in diet, nutrition, body composition, physical activity and cancer. Successful applications at outline stage (pilot and feasibility grants) and at full application stage (investigator initiated grants) are then sent out to external peer reviewers.

Grant Panel members for the Regular Grant Programme

Prof Christine WILLIAMS (Chair)

Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Reading, UK

Dr Elom AGLAGO
Research Associate, Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, UK

Prof Annie ANDERSON

Professor of Public Health Nutrition, School of Medicine, University of Dundee, UK

Prof Michael BRETTHAUER

Clinical Effectiveness Research Group, Institute of Health and Society, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway

Prof Karen BROWN

Professor of Translational Cancer Research, University of Leicester, UK

Associate Prof Ellen COPSON

Cancer Research UK Associate Professor in Medical Oncology, Medicine, University of Southampton, UK

Associate Prof Melinda CRAIKE (corresponding panel member)

Associate Professor of Physical Activity and Health, Victoria University, Australia

Prof Ellen KAMPMAN

Chair Nutrition and Disease, Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

Tim KERR

Patient Representative

Associate Prof Brigid LYNCH (corresponding panel member)

Deputy Head of Cancer Epidemiology Division, Cancer Council Victoria, Australia

Prof Richard MARTIN

Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, UK

Prof John MATHERS

Human Nutrition & Exercise Research Centre, Centre for Healthier Lives, Population Health Sciences Institute, Newcastle University, UK

Prof Anne MAY

Full Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Julius Center Research Program Cancer, UMC Utrecht, the Netherlands

Dr Alessandro RUFINI
Associate Professor, College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology, University of Leicester, UK

Dr Ruth TRAVIS

Associate Professor and Senior Molecular Epidemiologist, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Oxford University, UK

Dr Suzanne TURNER

Division of Cellular and Molecular Pathology Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, UK

Australian experts on diet, nutrition and physical activity will assist our grants panel as corresponding members, reviewing only applications for research grants from Australia.