Richard Sullivan is Professor of Cancer and Global Health at King’s College London, Director, Institute of Cancer Policy (ICP) and Director (with Dr Preeti Patel) of the KCL Conflict & Health Research Group. As well as holding a number of Visiting Chairs, Richard is an NCD advisor to the WHO, civil-military advisor to Save the Children, and a member of the National Cancer Grid of India. His research focuses on global cancer policy and planning, and health systems strengthening, particularly conflict ecosystems. He is principle investigator on research programmes ranging from automated radiotherapy planning for low resource settings to use of augmented/virtual reality for cancer surgery, through to political economy to build affordable, equitable cancer control plans. In conflict systems, his research teams have major programs in capacity building in conflict medicine across the Middle East and North Africa (R4HC-MENA), as well as studies of the basic package of health services in Afghanistan, civil-military co-operation in health security, polio eradication and insecurity in Pakistan, and use of intelligence in high security disease outbreaks.