Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is chaired by Professor Vicky Coyle – Clinical Professor in Oncology, Queen’s University Belfast. Dr Steve Wootton – Associate Professor of Nutrition, University of Southampton, is the Deputy Chair.

Members of the Steering Committee are:

Dr Kate Allen – Executive Director, Science & Public Affairs, WCRF

Dr Rebecca Beeken – Associate Professor of Behavioural Medicine, University of Leeds 

Dr Mark Brougham – Consultant Paediatric Oncologist, University of Edinburgh 

Lucy Eldridge – Head of Dietetics/Associate Lead of Therapies, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Kate Holmes – Head of Collaborations, NOCRI

Professor Alan Jackson – Emeritus Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Southampton

Dr Raquel Revuelta Iniesta – Lecturer in Nutrition, University of Exeter

Professor John Saxton – Professor in Clinical Exercise Physiology and Acting Head of School, University of Hull

Dr Clare Shaw – Consultant Dietitian, Royal Marsden Hospital (also representing the British Dietetic Association)

Professor Martin Wiseman – Medical and Scientific Advisor, WCRF UK

Dr Steve Wootton – Associate Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Southampton

The following organisations and interests are represented on the Steering Committee:

World Cancer Research Fund

WCRF champions the latest and most authoritative scientific research from around the world on cancer prevention and survival through diet, weight and physical activity, so that they can help people make informed lifestyle choices to reduce their cancer risk.

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NIHR infrastructure

The NIHR provides the support and facilities the NHS needs for first-class research by funding a range of organisations and institutions. There are currently five of these represented on the Steering Committee, including Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, Royal Marsden Biomedical Research Centre, Bristol Nutrition Biomedical Research Unit and Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity Biomedical Research Unit.

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International Collaboration on Nutrition in relation to Cancer 

The International Collaboration on Nutrition in relation to Cancer (ICONIC) is a Task Force of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS). It was established to replicate at a global level the ambitions of the NIHR Cancer and Nutrition Collaboration, in bringing stakeholders together to advance knowledge and improve practice in relation to nutritional and physical activity aspects of cancer prevention and care. ICONIC and the NIHR Collaboration’s goals, aims and objectives are congruent, and we aim to offer each other mutual support with the aim of identifying synergies in our work across the domains which concern us.

We regard ICONIC as an affiliate of the Collaboration due to the unique circumstances of its establishment and our common ambitions.



A patient representative sits on the Executive Committee to provide a voice for patients and help insure that the interests of patients are represented in all that we do.

Minutes from Executive Committee meetings

Download the minutes from previous Executive Committee meetings here: