The Executive Committee is chaired by Professor Sam Ahmedzai, Emeritus Professor of Palliative Medicine at the University of Sheffield. Dr Steve Wootton – Associate Professor of Nutrition, University of Southampton, is the Deputy Chair.
Members of the Steering Committee are:
Professor Sam Ahmedzai – Emeritus Professor in Palliative Medicine, The University of Sheffield, and NIHR National Specialty Lead for Cancer – Supportive care and community-based research
Dr Kate Allen – Executive Director, Science & Public Affairs, WCRF
Professor Annie Anderson – Professor of Public Health Nutrition, University of Dundee
Dr Bernard Corfe – Senior Lecturer, Molecular Gastroenterology Research Group, University of Sheffield (also representing the Nutrition Society)
Professor David Bowrey – Consultant General / Oesophagogastric Surgeon & Honorary Professor of Surgery, University Hospitals of Leicester Foundation Trust
Professor Alan Jackson – Emeritus Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Southampton
Angela King – Patient and Public Representative
Professor Jane Murphy – Professor of Nutrition, Bournemouth University
Dr Clare Shaw – Consultant Dietitian, Royal Marsden Hospital (also representing the British Dietetic Association)
Professor Mike Stevens – Emeritus Professor of Paediatric Oncology, University of Bristol
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.
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.
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 Steering Committee to provide a voice for patients and help insure that the interests of patients are represented in all that we do.
Minutes from Steering Committee meetings
Download the minutes from previous steering committee meetings here: