The Team

Dr David Reubi

David is a sociologist and anthropologist working at the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine in the School of Global Affairs, King’s College London. He has an international reputation for his work on the politics of knowledge in global health. His most recent work, funded by the Wellcome Trust, has explored the biopolitics of the African smoking epidemic. He has also worked on how the language of human rights has reshaped the field of global health.

Ms Anne Korir

Anne is a research scientist working at the Kenya Medical Research Institute and pursuing a PhD in Epidemiology at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology. She has played a major role in the establishment and growth of the population-based cancer registries in Kenya. Among others, she has been the Director for Nairobi Cancer Registry for the last 7 years and is now working towards scaling her cancer registration work in Nairobi to the national level.

Dr Max Parkin

Max, a physician and epidemiologist by training, is Coordinator of AFCRN and a senior researcher at the University of Oxford. Before that, he spent over twenty years at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon where he was Director of the Descriptive Epidemiology Unit. Through his research and publications, Max has built a reputation as one of the world’s leading specialists on the epidemiology of cancer in Africa and beyond.

Dr Freddie Bray

Freddie is Head of the Cancer Surveillance Section at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France. His works includes the estimation of the global cancer burden and the analysis of time trends of cancer. Freddie also leads the Global Initiative for Cancer Registration Development, which seeks to expand the coverage and quality of population-based cancer registries in low- and middle-income countries.

Dr Franck Gnahatin

Franck is a physician and public health specialist at the National Cancer Control Programme in the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene of the Ivory Coast where he heads the Abidjan Cancer Registry. Before joining the Ministry, Franck was in charge of a Korean-funded project to improve access to primary health care in the town of Adiaké, in South-East Ivory Coast.

Dr Thandeka Cochrane

Thandeka is a social anthropologist and historian who recently completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge. Her previous research has included work on Early Childhood Development centres in Malawi and travelling epistemologies in colonial southern Africa. Her current research focuses on literacy, libraries and children’s stories in rural Malawi. Before moving to the UK, she worked on ECD projects and with a history NGO in South Africa.

Ms Jenn Fraser

Jennifer Fraser is an upper-year PhD candidate at the University of Toronto’s Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. Her previous research focused on the history of Arctic cancer registration and how, during the twentieth century, northern Indigenous populations served as crucial sites of cancer knowledge production through which new etiological hypotheses could be tested, epidemiological methods perfected, and diagnostic technologies developed. Prior to her doctoral studies, she worked in healthcare administration at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.

Ms Dior Thomas

Dior recently graduated from King’s College London with a degree in International Relations. She is interested in History, International Development and Global Politics. During her studies, she wrote articles about culture for an African women’s magazine.