Women, power and cancer:

A Lancet Commission


Prof. Richard Sullivan




Richard Sullivan is Professor of Cancer and Global Health at King’s College London and Guy’s
Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Director of the King’s Institute of Cancer Policy and co-Director of the Conflict and Health Research Group. Richard’s global cancer research covers cancer systems strengthening, financing, political economy, global radiotherapy, social welfare and cancer care in conflict. He also leads major programs on conflict and health across the Middle East, global health security & intelligence and a wide range of clinical areas, including virtual reality enhanced surgical training. Professor Sullivan trained in surgery (urology) gaining his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from University College London. Richard was Clinical Director of Cancer Research UK for nearly ten years.
He has worked with a wide range of international organizations around issues of biosecurity. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Cancer Policy, Chair of Trustees for Cancer, and a national cancer advisor to a number of governments. Richard is a WHO NCD advisor, a member of the National Cancer Grid of India, and currently convenor of the COVID-19 & Cancer Global Taskforce.