Scientific Committee 2020

Richard Kennedy
(2020 Joint Chair)

Professor in Medical Oncology

Queen’s University Belfast / Almac diagnostics

Manuel Salto-Tellez
(2020 Joint Chair)

Professor of Molecular Pathology

Precision Medicine Centre at Queen’s University Belfast


Cancer Discovery

Eric O’Neill

CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute

University of Oxford, UK


Paul Huang

Team Leader

Institute of Cancer Research


Clare Isacke

Professor of Molecular Cell Biology

The Institute of Cancer Research, UK


Richard Kennedy
(2020 Joint Chair)

Professor in Medical Oncology

Queen’s University Belfast / Almac diagnostics


Simon Leedham

Cancer Research UK Clinician Scientist and an Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist

University of Oxford

Ian Mills

John Black Associate Professor of Prostate Cancer 

University of Oxford


Jim Norman


Cancer Research UK – Beatson Institute, UK


Liz Patton

Programme Leader, MRC Human Genetics Unit Reader

CRUK Edinburgh Centre, MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, University of Edinburgh, UK


Sakari Vanharanta

Programme Leader, MRC Cancer Unit

University of Cambridge, UK

Prevention, Early Detection, Diagnosis and Prognosis

Manuel Rodriguez-Justo

Consultant in Histopathology and Senior Lecturer

University College London Hospitals NHS Trust, UK


Jaine Blayney


Queen’s University Belfast, UK


Margaret Grayson

NCRI Consumer Involvement Advisory Group

National Cancer Research Institute, UK


Richard Houlston

Team Leader

The Institute of Cancer Research, UK


Suneil Jain

Clinical Reader and Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Queen’s University Belfast


Mark Lawler

Dean of Education – Translational Cancer Genomics

Queen’s University Belfast


Eva Morris

Professor of Cancer Epidemiology University

University of Leeds


Nitzan Rosenfeld

Senior Group Leader

CRUK-CI, University of Cambridge, UK


Linda Sharp

Professor of Cancer Epidemiology

Newcastle University


Rob Bristow

University Professor of Cancer Studies, Director of MCRC – TUmour Hypoxia, DNA & Genomics – Therapies, treatment response

The University of Manchester/ CRUK Manchester Institute


Sarah Danson

Professor of Medical Oncology

University of Sheffield


Mererid Evans

Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff


Sean Lim

Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant in Haematological Oncology

University of Southampton


Stuart Mcintosh

Clinical Senior Lecturer

Consultant Breast Surgeon Queen’s University Belfast


Ruth Plummer

Consultant Medical Oncologist

Newcastle University, UK


Ganesh Radhakrishna

Consultant Clinical Oncologist -Gastrointestinal, Pancreatic, Oesophageal and hepaticopancreaticobiliary(HPB) cancers

Royal College of Radiologists


Manuel Salto-Tellez

Clinical Professor Pathway of cancer biomarker development, discovery – diagnosis – treatment

Queen’s University Belfast


Matt Seymour

Matt Seymour

Chair of Gastrointestinal Cancer Medicine & Hon. Consultant Medical Oncologist
Director of NIHR Cancer Research Network (NCRN)
Clinical Research Director of National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI)

NIHR Clinical Research Network: cancer, Leeds, UK and the National Cancer Research Institute, UK


Dan Stark

Associate professor in cancer medicine and honorary consultant in medical oncology

University of Leeds and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK


Richard Wilson

Professor of Gastro-Intestinal Oncology

University of Glasgow

Living With And Beyond Cancer

Richard Simcock

Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK


Sam Ahmedzai

National Speciality Lead for Supportive Care and Community-based Research

NIHR CRN Cancer Cluster, UK


Sara Faithfull

Professor of Cancer Nursing Practice

Lead for Clinical Innovation University of Surrey, UK


Fiona Hemsley

Director of Research

Institute of Cancer Research, UK


Derek Kyte

Lecturer in Health Research Methods

University of Birmingham, UK


Camille Maringe

Research Fellow

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


Agata Rembielak

Consultant Clinical Oncologist

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, UK


Richard Stephens

Former Chair of the NCRI Consumer Forum

National Cancer Research Institute, UK


Galina Velikova

Professor Medical Oncology

University of Leeds, UK


Eila Watson

Professor Supportive Cancer Care

Oxford Brookes University, UK