The NCRI Colorectal Group brings together clinicians, scientists and patients, carers and others affected by cancer (also known as ‘consumers’), amongst many others, to coordinate the development of a strategic portfolio of research within the field of colorectal cancer. The group works closely with clinical research networks, funders and researchers to develop research to improve outcomes for colorectal cancer patients.  

The NCRI Colorectal Group consists of an executive group, chaired by Professor Simon Gollinswhich provides oversight of the research landscape and proactively identifies opportunities for the group. The NCRI Colorectal Group also has several subgroups that develop research in areas of strategic need. 

Members are competitively recruited to the executive Group and subgroups twice a year and are advertised on the jobs and opportunities page. If there are not currently any vacancies, you are encouraged to register your interest via email.

Group Chair: Professor Simon Gollins

Richard Adams, Professor and Honorary Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Velindre NHS Trust

Andrew Beggs, Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon, King’s College London (KCL)

Michael Braun, Medical Oncologist, Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Louise Brown, University College London (UCL)

Irene Chong, Clinical Oncologist, Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)

Vicky Coyle, Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant Medical Oncologist, Queen’s University Belfast

Tony Dhillon, Medical Oncologist, Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust

Farhat Din, Senior Lecturer & Honorary Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, University of Edinburgh

Philip Dunne, Senior Research Fellow, Queen’s University Belfast

Nicola Fearnhead, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Addenbrooke’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Stephen Fenwick, Consultant Hepatobiliary & General Surgeon, Aintree University Hospital

Vicky Goh, King’s College London (KCL)

Simon Gollins, Clinical Director, North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre

Helen Graham, Research Delivery Manager (Cancer), NIHR Clinical Research Network – Leeds

Trevor Graham, Group Leader, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Janet Graham, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre

Catherine Hanna, SPR Clinical Oncology, University of Glasgow

Alexandra Irvine, NCRI Consumer Forum member

Monica Jefford, NCRI Consumer Forum member

Sheela Rao, Medical Oncologist, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Colin Rees, Consultant Gastroenterologist, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Susan Richman, Clinical/Basic Research Scientist, University of Leeds

Manuel Rodriguez-Justo, Consultant Pathologist, University College London (UCL) – Cancer Institute

Baljit Singh, Surgeon, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Colin Steele, NES/CSO Postgraduate Lecturer in General Surgery, University of Glasgow

David Weller, Professor of General Practice, University of Edinburgh

Nicholas West, Academic Clinical Lecturer & Honorary Specialist R, University of Leeds

Lisa Wilde, Director of Research and External Affairs, Bowel Cancer UK