Our Executive Board is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) and the Barts Cancer Research UK Centre (BCC). Its aims are:

  • To develop and implement strategy for the BCC
  • To determine the expenditure of CRUK’s core funding, defining the posts required to ensure efficient, general support for the Centre and deciding on major capital investment
  • To ensure the proper running of the non-clinical and clinical training programme and monitor student/staff performance
  • To foster collaboration toward securing programme, project grant and fellowship funding
  • To undertake pre-submission peer review of grant applications and bids for industrial and other sources of funding
  • To support senior staff in the performance management of the BCC
  • To receive and monitor the BCC budget reports and maintain the Centre in balance
  • To ensure local engagement with the external community.

Executive Board Members


nick_lemoine  Professor Nick Lemoine

BCI Deputy Chair

kairbaan_hodivala_dilke  Professor Kairbaan Hodivala-Dilke


BCC Governance Board Principal Investigator Members Professor Jack Cuzick
Governance Board Principal Investigator Member, Centre Lead Professor John Gribben
Centre Lead Professor Fran Balkwill
Centre Lead Professor Tyson Sharp
Centre Lead Professor Peter Schmid
CRUK PI Grant Holders Professor Jude Fitzgibbon, Dr Michelle Lockley
BCC Core Services Director Professor John Marshall
Head of Research Computing Mr Jonathan Croft
Senior Cancer Nurse Ms Claire Murrell
Senior Manager Dr Delphine Purves
Deputy Manager/BCI Ms Kate Fromant
Deputy Manager/BCI Dr Sabari Vallath
Wolfson Institute Manager Ms Ellie Stewart
CRUK Research Engagement Manager Ms Sophie Organ 
Secretariat Ms Laura Odell

For more information on Queen Mary's Governance and Council members please visit the Queen Mary University of London page here.

Our Staff

Our Research and Academic staff are supported in their work by teams of professional and administrative staff.

Director's Office

nick_lemoine  Professor Nick Lemoine           

Institute Director

kairbaan_hodivala_dilke  Professor Kairbaan Hodivala-Dilke


Deputy Director
Dr Delphine Purves Institute Manager
Ms Kate Fromant Deputy Institute Manager
Dr Sabari Vallath Deputy Institute Manager
Mr Jonathan Croft Head of Research Computing
Ms Laura Odell Office Manager/PA to the Director
Mr Ettore Miuccio Administrator
Ms Emily Marsh HR and Administrator

Teaching Centre

Dr Sarah Martin, Dr Andrejs Braun         Postgraduate Teaching Lead
Dr Richard Grose Undergraduate Teaching Lead
Mr Bijen Patel Clinical Senior Lecturer
Ms Olivia Cooper Senior Academic Co-ordinator

Laboratory Managers

Mr Vipul Bhakta                                                                   Principal Laboratory Manager
Dr Gavin Craig Centre for Cancer and Inflammation
Ms Debbie Buckle Centre for Tumour Biology
Ms Marjia Monsur Centre for Experimental Cancer Medicine
Mr Andrew Palfreeman Centre for Molecular Oncology
Dr Rebecca Gresham                                                 Centre for Haemato-Oncology

Tissue Bank

Ms Sameena Iqbal                                     Tissue Bank Manager
Dr John Hall Deputy Tissue Bank Manager
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