World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF UK) has a number of spokespeople who are trained to talk to the media and to put scientific findings into jargon-free language that everyone can understand.
Professor Martin Wiseman, Medical and Scientific Adviser for World Cancer Research Fund, is also visiting professor of human nutrition at the University of Southampton.
A former head of nutrition in the Department of Health, Professor Wiseman is one of the country’s leading experts on the links between cancer risk and diet, physical activity and weight. He was the project director for WCRF’s landmark cancer prevention report in 2007 and its 2009 companion, Policy and Action for Cancer Prevention and has done numerous media interviews.
For an example, you can watch Professor Wiseman talking about WCRF’s Policy Report.
Dr Rachel Thompson, Science Programme Manager for World Cancer Research Fund
Dr Thompson is a dietician who is an expert in the links between cancer risk and diet, physical activity and weight. As well as being one of the senior members of the charity’s science department, she was also a member of the Secretariat for WCRF’s landmark cancer prevention report in 2007.
Kate Mendoza, Head of Education, World Cancer Research Fund
As Head of Education, Kate is able to talk both about WCRF UK’s cancer prevention messages and about how people can make simple lifestyle changes. She can also talk about the challenges surrounding promoting public health.
Valerie Smithman, WCRF Supporter
“It’s hard to know what to believe when you read the newspapers, there seems to be so much conflicting information. That’s why I think that the work WCRF UK is doing with journalists is so important."
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