Richard Sullivan is Director of External Affairs at Kings Health Partners Integrated Cancer Centre and Director of the new KHP Centre for Global OncoPolicy & Health, a joint partnership with the European Institute of Oncology. He is also Visiting Professor (Cancer and Public Health) at Universidad Catolica, Santiago de Chile. Richard Sullivan qualified in Medicine at St. Marys Hospital, London. Following training in surgery he undertook a PhD and post-doctoral research in cell signalling at University College London. He then worked in a senior role in the pharmaceutical industry before spending 10 years with Cancer Research UK as their clinical director. Richard serves on a number of international advisory boards, e.g. Charite Comprehensive Cancer Centre Berlin, Irish Clinical Oncology Group, Kings College Marjan Centre for Conflict & Conservation, Pfizer Policy Advisory Board and is past UK Director of the Council for Emerging National Security Affairs (CENSA), a Washington-based national security think-tank. His current research programmes cover the social and political policy of cancer (OncoPolicy), including e-policy and global public health challenges in transitional, high-risk conflict areas focusing on DR Congo, Afghanistan and Libya.