Contact the WCRF Press and PR team to find a cancer expert

World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has spokespeople who can give expert media comment and background briefings on all aspects of our work, including our research, policy promotion, and cancer prevention recommendations.

To get in touch with an expert, contact Laura Burnell, Head of Content and Campaigns, on 07879 483022 or pr@wcrf.org.

Dr Kate Allen, Executive Director, Science and Public AffairsDr 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.


Gerard Cousins, Director of FundraisingGerard Cousins, Director of Fundraising

Gerard oversees our fundraising department. This includes events, community, legacy, and trusts and foundations fundraising, as well as corporate partnerships and supporter services. He's available to provide comment on all aspects of our fundraising activity.


Dr Anna Diaz Font, Head of Research FundingDr Anna Diaz Font, Head of Research Funding

Anna oversees our research grant programme. She previously worked at Prostate Cancer UK and has a PhD in human and medical genetics. She can comment on our grant funded research.


Matt Lambert, Health Information OfficerMatthew Lambert, Health Information and Promotion Manager and Team Coordinator

Matt translates our scientific research into tangible and practical health information for the public. As a qualified and experienced nutritionist and fitness expert, Matt can comment on the link between diet, physical activity and cancer.


Dr Giota Mitrou, Director of Research Funding and Science External RelationsDr Giota Mitrou, Director of Research and Innovation

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.