Research Grant Programme Panel

How grant applications are reviewed

All grant applications to World Cancer Research Fund International are reviewed by a panel of experts, comprising established investigators in different disciplines who have expertise in diet, nutrition, body composition, physical activity and cancer. Successful applications at outline stage (pilot grants) and at full application stage (investigator initiated grants) are then sent out to external peer reviewers. 

Grant Panel members for the Regular Grant Programme

Professor Annie ANDERSON (Chairperson)

Professor of Public Health Nutrition, School of Medicine, University of Dundee, UK

Professor Ellen KAMPMAN

Chair Nutrition and Disease, Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

Professor Piet van den BRANDT

Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands

Associate Professor Ellen COPSON

Cancer Research UK Associate Professor in Medical Oncology, Medicine, University of Southampton, UK

Dr Amanda CROSS

Reader in Cancer Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, UK

Professor Michael LEITZMANN

Department Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Regensburg University Medical Center, Germany

Professor Karen LILLYCROP

Deputy Head of Biological Sciences, Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, UK

Professor Richard MARTIN

Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, UK

Professor Tobias PISCHON

Group Head, The Molecular Epidemiology Research Group, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Germany

Professor Andrew RENEHAN

Professor of Cancer Studies and Surgery, Institute of Cancer Sciences, University of Manchester, UK

Professor Marcel ZWAHLEN

Deputy Director, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland

Dr Judy HO (Corresponding member)

Consultant, Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong