Our team

The achievements of the UK coronavirus cancer programme (UKCCP) are delivered through a unique national clinical network. A total of 86 cancer centres across the United Kingdom have worked together with the programme to safeguard, evaluate and protect cancer patients. Over 250 individuals have contributed in one of the most successful and longest running coronavirus pandemic response projects that has emerged out of the United Kingdom.  

The UK Coronavirus Cancer Programme remains only possible with the help of a large number of exceptionally talented individuals across the United Kingdom. This includes doctors, nurses, patients, data base managers, data scientists, students and researchers who have led or collaborated with our programme since 2020. Without their time and input, the impactful changes for cancer patients and cancer services would not have been achieved. 

The programme would like to acknowledge the incredible contribution and work of the following (non-exhaustive) list of individuals

First NameSurnameProjectInstitution
Ali-AbdulnabiAbdulnabiUKCCMP2
AkinfemiAkingboyeUKCCMP2
MohammedAltohamiUK Blood Cancer ProjectNorthampton General Hospital NHS Trust, Northampton,
AngelosAngelakasUKCCMP2
Vasileios Angelis UKCCMP2The Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.
Iris AnilUKCCMP1Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
JaneApperlyUK Blood Cancer ProjectImperial College Healthcare NHS Trust,
Kirit ArdeshanaNational COVID antibody surveyNC London
James AriesUK Blood Cancer ProjectBart’s Cancer Institute, London, UK.
Roland ArnoldUKCCMP1Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
JohnAshcroftUK Blood Cancer ProjectNiHR(Leeds) MIC, Leeds, St James’s Teaching Hospital, University of Leeds, Leeds;Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Wakefield,
AvinashAujayebUKCCMP2
SarahAyersUKCCMP2
MarkBakerBirmingham chemo covid screening projectUniversity of Birmingham Medical School, University of Brimingham,UK
Oliver LomasUKCCEP Oxford University Hospitals
MatthewBarnardUK COVID cancer vaccine evaluationUKHSA
CraigBarringtonUKCCMP2
MarkBaxterUKCCMP2
AhmedBedairUKCCMP2
SarahBenafifUKCCMP2
SamBenkwitz-BefordUKCCMP1Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
LizaBennyUK COVID cancer vaccine evaluationUKHSA
JamesBestUKCCMP2
MadhumitaBhattacharyyaUKCCMP2
JaishreeBhosleUKCCMP2
TomBishopNational COVID antibody surveyNational COVID antibody survey charity/supporters team
Vartika BishtUKCCMP2Centre for Computational Biology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK; University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
RuthBoardUKCCMP2
RachelBoltonUKCCMP2
Stephen BoothUKCCMP3Oxford NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, Department of Haematology, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom.
HelenBowyerUKCCMP2
HayleyBoyceUKCCMP2
Simon BranfordUKCCMP1Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
SeanBrownUKCCMP2
ClairBrunnerUKCCMP2
EmmaBurkeUKCCMP2
AlexanderBurnettUK COVID cancer vaccine evaluationNHS England and NHS Improvement
Naomi CamptonUKCCMP1Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
JonathanCarmichaelUK Blood Cancer ProjectNIHR(Leeds) MIC, Leeds, St James’s Teaching Hospital, University of Leeds, Leeds,
EmmaCattellUK COVID cancer vaccine evaluationTaunt and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Jean-Baptiste CazierUKCCMP1Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Julia Chackathayil UKCCMP2Cancer Research Clinical Research Facility, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.
JosephChackoUKCCMP2
OliviaChanUKCCMP2
JackieCharmanUK COVID cancer vaccine evaluationNational Disease Registration Service, NHS-Digital
AChatterjeeUKCCMP1Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury, UK
Vinton ChengUKCCMP1Leeds Cancer Centre, St James’s University Hospital, Leeds, LS9 7TF UK 
NehaChopraUKCCMP2
MadbubaChoudhuryUKCCMP2
JamesClarkUK COVID cancer vaccine evaluationImperial College London
GrahamCollinsUKCCMP3Oxford NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, Department of Haematology, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom.
GordonCookUK Blood Cancer ProjectNIHR(Leeds) MIC, Leeds, St James’s Teaching Hospital, University of Leeds, Leeds,
Lucy CookUK Blood Cancer ProjectImperial College Healthcare NHS Trust,
EllenCopsonUKCCMP2
StephanieCornthwaiteUKCCMP2
PippaCorrieUKCCMP2
NicolaCoxUKCCMP2
Helen CurleyUKCCMP1Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Jamie D’costaUKCCMP1Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
JenniferDaviesUKCCMP2
SarahDerbyUKCCMP2
Ruchi DesaiBirmingham chemo covid screening projectUniversity of Birmingham Medical School, University of Brimingham,UK
NicolaosDiamantisUKCCMP2
CarolineDobesonUKCCMP2
SaoireDollyUK Blood Cancer ProjectGuys and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust,
CarolineDonoghueNational COVID antibody surveyNational COVID antibody survey charity/supporters team
Leonie EastlakeNational COVID antibody surveyPeninsula
Andrew EdmondsonUKCCMP1Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
ShawnEllisUKCCMP2
David FackrellUKCCMP1Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University Hospitals Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
LauraFeeneyUKCCMP2
RichardFeltbowerUKPCCMP1Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA), School of Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK;
AnaFerreiraUKCCMP2
AliceFieldBirmingham chemo covid screening projectUniversity of Birmingham Medical School, University of Brimingham,UK
Matthew WFittall UKCCMP2The Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.
TomFowlerUK COVID cancer vaccine evaluationUKHSA
Luke Freeman-MillsUKCCMP1Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX3 7BN UK 
ClaireFullerUKCCMP2
MyriaGalaziUKCCMP2
Ashley GambleUKPCCMP1Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG), Leicester LE1 7GB, UK;
AbigailGaultUK Blood Cancer ProjectNCCCNorthern Centre for Cancer Care, The Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle,
Spyridon GennatasUKCCMP2The Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.
SpyridonGennatasUKCCMP2
Qamar GhafoorBirmingham chemo covid screening projectDepartment of Oncology, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
AishaGhausUKCCMP2
JackGibsonUKCCMP2
DuncanGilbertUKCCMP2
Adam GlaserUKPCCMP1Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA), School of Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK,Professor of Paediatric Oncology and Late Effects Medicine, Leeds Institute of Medical Research, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK;
Anshita GoelUKCCMP1Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
RobertGoldsteinUKCCMP2
VictoriaGregoryNational COVID antibody surveyNational COVID antibody survey charity/supporters team
JulianGreigBirmingham chemo covid screening projectUniversity of Birmingham Medical School, University of Brimingham,UK
ClareGriffinUKCCMP2
SimonGrumettUKCCMP2
JoyceGumbsNational COVID antibody surveyNational COVID antibody survey charity/supporters team
EllaGuthrieNational COVID antibody surveyNational COVID antibody survey charity/supporters team
YoussrahajjiUK COVID cancer vaccine evaluationUniversity of Birmingham
PeterHallUKCCMP2
CatherineHarper-WynneUK COVID cancer vaccine evaluationKent Oncology Centre, University of Kent and Kent and Medway Medical School
SimonHartleyUKCCMP2
RosieHattersleyUK COVID cancer vaccine evaluationDepartment of Oncology, Torbay Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Mieke VanHemelrijckUKCCMP3Translational Oncology and Urology Research, School of Cancer and Pharmaceutical Sciences, King’s College London, London, United Kingdom.
Daniel RHendersonBirmingham chemo covid screening projectDepartment of Oncology, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
MadeleineHewishUKCCMP2
StephenHibbsUKCCMP2
Thomas HillBirmingham chemo covid screening projectDepartment of Oncology, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
MichaelaHillUKCCMP2
HelenHollisUKCCMP2
FrancescaHoltUKCCMP2
LauraHorsleyUKCCMP2
ZoeHudsonUKCCMP2
Daniel JHughesUKCCMP1Department of Cancer Imaging, Division of Cancer Studies, Guy’s Campus, King’s College London, London, UK
Jack IllingworthUK Blood Cancer ProjectBarking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, Essex,
GeorgeIllsleyUK COVID cancer vaccine evaluationUKHSA
MariaIonescuUK COVID cancer vaccine evaluationUKHSA
Lawrence IsherwoodBirmingham chemo covid screening projectUniversity of Birmingham Medical School, University of Brimingham,UK
TimIvesonUK COVID cancer vaccine evaluationCancer Sciences, University of Southampton
Peter JohnsonNational COVID antibody surveyWessex
PeterJohnsonUK COVID cancer vaccine evaluationUniversity of Southampton, NHSE
Nicola JonesBirmingham chemo covid screening projectDepartment of Oncology, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
RemaJyothirmayiUKCCMP2
Rachel KahnNational COVID antibody surveyBlood cancer UK
Rachel KahnNational COVID antibody surveyNational COVID antibody survey charity/supporters team
SangaryKathirgamakarthigeyanUKCCMP2
PamelaKearnsUKPCCMP1Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit, Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK;Department of Paediatric Oncology, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Steel house Lane,Birmingham B4 6NH, UK;
BethanyKennedyBirmingham chemo covid screening projectUniversity of Birmingham Medical School, University of Brimingham,UK
Rachel KerrUKCCMP1University of Oxford
David KerrUKCCMP1University of Oxford
ShahbanoKhanBirmingham chemo covid screening projectUniversity of Birmingham Medical School, University of Brimingham,UK
Sam KhanNational COVID antibody surveyEast Midlands
Sheena KhanduriNational COVID antibody surveyCheshire and Merseyside
EmmaKinlochNational COVID antibody surveyNational COVID antibody survey charity/supporters team
LauraKirtonUKPCCMP1Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
AlexandraKountourouBirmingham chemo covid screening projectUniversity of Birmingham Medical School, University of Brimingham,UK
AustinKulasekararajUKCCMP3Department of Haematology, King’s College Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
Barlomiej KurecNational COVID antibody surveyWest Midlands
AmyKwanUKCCMP2
IraLaketic-LjubojevicNational COVID antibody surveyNational COVID antibody survey charity/supporters team
EmilyLamNational COVID antibody surveyNational COVID antibody survey charity/supporters team
BeverleyLattyBirmingham chemo covid screening projectDepartment of Oncology, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
AlvinLeeUKCCMP1Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Lennard YWLeeUKCCMP1Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK Valley NHS Foundation Trust
Alvin LeeUKCCMP1University College London
Rebecca LeeUKCCMP2University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK.
Siow MingLeeUK COVID cancer vaccine evaluationUniversity College London Hospitals NHS Trust, CRUK Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence and UCL Cancer Institute, London
Pauline LeonardNational COVID antibody surveyEN London
Martin LittleNational COVID antibody surveyOxford University Hospital,Oxford , OX3 &LE,UK
JustinLiuUK COVID cancer vaccine evaluationLeeds Institute of Medical Research at St James’s, University of Leeds, UK
ShakeelLoweUKCCMP2
SarahLowndesUKCCMP2
Anna LyndonNational COVID antibody surveySomerset,Wiltshire,Avon and Gloustershire(SWAG)
SamahMassalhaUKCCMP2
AlisonMasseyUKCCMP2
AlecMaynardUKCCMP2
Sarah McDonaldNational COVID antibody surveyNational COVID antibody survey charity/supporters team
Katherine McevoyNational COVID antibody surveyWest Midlands
Sophie E McGrathUKCCMP2The Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.
HayleyMckenzieNational COVID antibody surveyUniversity Hospital Southampton, Southampton, SO16 6YD,
LucindaMelcherUKCCMP2
JoelMichellUKCCMP2
Christopher MiddletonUKCCMP1Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Gary MiddletonUKCCMP1Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Christopher P MiddletonUKCCMP2Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK; Centre for Computational Biology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
Gerard MillenUKPCCMP1Cancer Research UK Birmingham Centre, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.Department of Paediatric Oncology, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Steel house Lane, Birmingham B4 6NH, UK
RobertMillerBirmingham chemo covid screening projectUniversity of Birmingham Medical School, University of Brimingham,UK
SajjanMittalUK Blood Cancer ProjectNorthampton General Hospital NHS Trust, Northampton,
SamMoodyUKCCMP2
CharlotteMossUKCCMP2
SurrinderMoylerBirmingham chemo covid screening projectDepartment of Oncology, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
LeenaMukherjeeUK Blood Cancer ProjectBeatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, Glasgow,
DanielMullerUKCCMP2
GillianMurphyNational COVID antibody surveyNational COVID antibody survey charity/supporters team
Nirupa Murugaesu UKCCMP2St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.
Piangfan NaksukpaiboonUKCCMP1Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
PaingfanNaksukpaiboonUKCCMP2
SandisileNdlovuBirmingham chemo covid screening projectUniversity of Birmingham Medical School, University of Brimingham,UK
TomNewsom-DavisUKCCMP2
JillianNobleUKCCMP2
RoderickOakesUKCCMP2
Alicia Fc OkinesUKCCMP2The Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.
AnnaOlsson-BrownUKCCMP1Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
DiegoOttavianiUKCCMP2
ClairePallesUKCCMP1Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Yi PanUKCCMP2Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK; Centre for Computational Biology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
HariPanneerselvamUKCCEPWye Valley NHS Foundation Trust
ShefailParikhUKCCMP2
JenniferPascoeUK COVID cancer vaccine evaluationUniversity Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
AlexanderPawseyUKCCMP2
RahulPeckUKCCMP2
YingyYingPengUKCCMP2
YuriyPetrenkoBirmingham chemo covid screening projectDepartment of Oncology, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
Ruth PettengellUKCCMP2St George’s University of London, London, UK.
Oliver PicklesUKCCMP1Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT UK 
AnnetPillaiUKCCMP2
JamesPlattNational COVID antibody surveyUniversity of Leeds
AshleyPoon-KingUKCCMP2
VanessaPotterUK COVID cancer vaccine evaluationDepartment of Oncology, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire
AndrewProtheroeUK COVID cancer vaccine evaluationDepartment of Oncology, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Emily A Protheroe UKCCMP2University of Birmingham Medical School, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
SianPughUKCCMP2
KarinPurhouseUKCCMP1Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
TaslimaRabbiUKCCMP2
Neil RabinUK Blood Cancer ProjectUniversity College London Hospitals, London, and
PaulRamageUKCCMP2
Amelia RandleNational COVID antibody surveySomerset,Wiltshire,Avon and Gloustershire(SWAG)
EmilyRenninsonUKCCMP2
MalcolmRhodesNational COVID antibody surveyNational COVID antibody survey charity/supporters team
AnneRiggUK COVID cancer vaccine evaluationGuy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
KateRobertsNational COVID antibody surveyNational COVID antibody survey charity/supporters team
KateRobinsonNational COVID antibody surveyNational COVID antibody survey charity/supporters team
TimothyRobinsonUKCCMP2
Tom RoqueNational COVID antibody surveyEast of England-North
TomRoquesUKCCMP2
RenéRouxUK COVID cancer vaccine evaluationOxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
MichaelRoweUKCCMP2
Helen RowntreeNational COVID antibody surveyNational COVID antibody survey charity/supporters team
StefanRozmanowskiUK COVID cancer vaccine evaluationDepartment of Health and Social Care
BethRussellUKCCMP2
JosephSaccoUKCCMP2
Carol SandysUKCCMP1Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
RebeccaSargentUKCCMP2
MartinScott-BrownUKCCMP2
ChristopherScraseUKCCMP2
Ketan ShahNational COVID antibody surveyThames Valley
SimonShamasUKCCMP2
RachelSharkeyUKCCMP2
Archana Sharma-oatesUKCCMP1Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
HeatherShawUKCCMP2
YasminSheikhNational COVID antibody surveyNational COVID antibody survey charity/supporters team
OmarSheikhUKCCMP2
IkShin ChinUKCCMP2
RohanShottonUKCCMP2
Shivan SivakumarUKCCMP1Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
FionaSmithUKCCMP2
ChristopherSngUKCCMP2
GehanSoosaipillaiUKCCMP2
EmmaSpurrellUKCCMP2
NarayananSrihariUKCCMP1Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury, UK
ThomasStarkeyUK COVID cancer vaccine evaluationUniversity of Birmingham
CharlesStillerUKPCCMP1National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service, Public Health England, London SE1 8UG, UK;
FrancescaStoreyBirmingham chemo covid screening projectUniversity of Birmingham Medical School, University of Brimingham,UK
GeorginaTharpNational COVID antibody surveyNational COVID antibody survey charity/supporters team
ChristinaThirlwellUKCCMP2
JoyceThompsonBirmingham chemo covid screening projectDepartment of Oncology, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
MichaelTilbyUK COVID cancer vaccine evaluationUniversity Hospitals Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
MichaelTilbyUKCCMP2
Tania TilletUK Blood Cancer ProjectRoyal United Hospitals Bath, Bath,
AnnTiveyUKCCMP2
OliverToppingUKCCMP2
ArvindTripathyNational COVID antibody surveyNew Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, WV10 0QP, UK
Chris TurnbullUKCCMP2Nuffield Division of Clinical and Laboratory Services, Oxford University, Oxford, UK.
HannahTweenUKCCMP1University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, Coventry, UK
CarolineUsbourneUKCCMP2
Csilla VarnaiUKCCMP1Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK Valley NHS Foundation Trust
WilliamVaughan-WilliamsBirmingham chemo covid screening projectUniversity of Birmingham Medical School, University of Brimingham,UK
SharonWalkerBirmingham chemo covid screening projectDepartment of Oncology, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
Lizzy WattsNational COVID antibody surveyNC London
IsabellaWattsUK COVID cancer vaccine evaluationDepartment of Academic Oncology, Royal Free Hospital
LisaWildeNational COVID antibody surveyNational COVID antibody survey charity/supporters team
Sarah WilliamsBirmingham chemo covid screening projectDepartment of Oncology, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
Sophie T WilliamsNational COVID antibody surveySouth Yorkshire and Bassetlaw
SophieWintrichNational COVID antibody surveyNational COVID antibody survey charity/supporters team
SophiaWongUKCCMP2
VictoriaWoodcockUKCCMP2
AnjuiWuUKCCMP2
SimonWyattUKCCMP2
Nadia YousafUKCCMP2The Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.