Richard Sullivan is Professor of Cancer & Global Health at Kings College London, Director, Institute of Cancer Policy and Co-Director of King’s Conflict & Health Research Group. Richard is on the executive board of King’s Health Partners Comprehensive Cancer Centre, and is a past board member of the Union for International Cancer Control, as well as a Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences and WHO NCD Expert. Richard is also past UK Director of the Council for Emerging National Security Affairs (CENSA) a national security think-tank where he specialised in the security implications of global health. Richard qualified in medicine, and trained in surgery (urology) gaining his PhD from University College London. He was clinical director of Cancer Research UK for nearly ten years. He has led programs for the UN, OSCE and other organisations in global health and post conflict health reconstruction in many parts of the world. His most recent work has been focused on the basic package of health services in Afghanistan, civil-military co-operation in health in South Sudan, polio eradication and insecurity in Pakistan, and use of health intelligence in high security disease outbreaks following a deployment to Liberia during the recent ebola outbreak. His personal research interests range from global cancer systems, particularly issues of affordability and cancer systems, through to conflict and health and surgical models of care in resource-constrained environments, currently the use of VR technologies for surgery in Zambia. Richard has led over eight Lancet (Oncology) Commissions most recently Global Cancer Surgery, and is currently working on the Lancet Commission for Pathology.
Professor of Cancer & Global Health at Kings College London, Director, Institute of Cancer Policy and Co-Director of King’s Conflict & Health Research Group