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Cancer Policy and Global Health

Academic staff

Professor Richard Sullivan

Head of Cancer Policy and Public Health


Roz Woodham

PA to Richard Sullivan


About the group

Cancer policy and global health are unique research domains that bring together both quantitative and qualitative disciplines to study global systems of cancer care, research and education to understand how these operate as complex adaptive systems and how society, technology, and political systems can deliver the best patient outcomes for countries and regions with the context of the NCD burden and overall burden of disease.

The research programmes with our many national and international partners is housed within the Institute of Cancer Policy at King’s Health Partners (KHP).

We utilize a variety of research methodologies for example, cultural transmission tools, e-analysis of the virtual community (what is being reported on the internet, by whom and how), key opinion leader analysis using social science methods, scientometrics (analysis of objective metrics of research activity), community and network analysis, public-media analysis, and econometric (with our research partners at Health Economics Research Centre at University of Oxford) et al.

Current programmes include understanding the research systems and public of emerging economies, specifically India and Chile and the global childhood cancer policies for care and research.  We also have a major programme in affordable cancer care ranging from public policy analysis to econometric studies of the cancer burden (direct healthcare costs, informal care and productivity losses due to premature morbidity and mortality).  Across KHP we have developed a major partnership with Social Sciences, Health and Medicine to study the techno-social evolution of the molecularisation of cancer and the impact of cancer screening in low-middle income countries.  With the Centre for Global Health we are also working on developing an academic programme for capability enhancement in cancer and other NCD(s) in low/low-middle income countries, focusing on Africa (Sierra Leone, and Libya).

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