Richard Sullivan is Professor of Cancer and Global Health at King’s College London and Guy’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Director of the King’s Institute of Cancer Policy and co-Director of the Conflict and Health Research Group. Richard’s global cancer research covers cancer systems strengthening, financing, political economy, global radiotherapy, VR enhanced surgical simulation training, social welfare and cancer care in conflict. He also leads KCL research on conflict and health with a special focus on the Middle East, including major programs in Health Security Intelligence, Global Health Security and health systems strengthening in conflict. Professor Sullivan trained in surgery (urology) gaining his PhD in Biochemistry from University College London. Richard was formally Clinical Director of Cancer Research UK for nearly ten years. He has worked with wide range of international organisations around issues of national cancer control planning. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Cancer Policy, Chair of Trustees for eCancer and a national cancer advisor to a number of governments. Richard is a WHO NCD advisor, a member of the National Cancer Grid of India and currently convenor of the COVID-19 & Cancer Global Taskforce. He has (co)led over 12 Lancet and Lancet Oncology commissions and series.