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Richard Sullivan

Director, Institute of Cancer Policy, King's College London

Professor Richard Sullivan is Director of the Institute of Cancer Policy and KHP Integrated Cancer Centre global health work. He also teaches on the conflict and security module of the Global Health iBSc and is the cancer lead for the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership.

Richard’s research programmes extend from the public policy of global cancer, to the development of care and research systems in emerging economies and the development of public health systems, particularly NCDs, in high-risk conflict areas focusing on DR Congo, Afghanistan & Libya.

Richard is a Visiting Professor (Faculty of Medicine) at Universidad Catolica, Santiago de Chile, Washington University and a senior fellow at the International Prevention Research Institute, Lyon. He was formally Clinical Director of Cancer Research UK, including leading their global health policy research and was past UK Director of the Council for Emerging National Security Affairs (CENSA) a Washington-based national security think-tank where he specialised in the security implications of global health and bioweapons.


  • –present
    Director, Institute of Cancer Policy, King's College London