Oliver Kemp


Oliver keeps the team on its toes making sure we are always moving at pace and striving to be the best, whether that’s diversifying our funding, coming up with new ways to keep prostate cancer patients firmly at the centre of all we do, or making sure his team wins the Escape Room Challenge. Look out for him in December when he loves nothing more than dressing up as a Christmas elf!

Jayne Spink

Translational Research Director

Jayne has a PhD from Cambridge University and spent her early post-doctoral career as a molecular and cellular research scientist. She has been a principal scientist with the Department of Health, an Associate Director at the National Institute of Healthcare Excellence (NICE) and has been in the third sector for 15 years (as a Director of Policy and Research and as CEO twice). Outside of work she loves taking long walks with her little dog, playing the piano and trying her best to learn Spanish.

Naomi Elster

Director of Research and Communications

Naomi has a PhD in science, for which she helped a new breast cancer treatment get to clinical trial. She has been writing and talking about science to anyone who will listen for a long time, and she came to work at PCR when she realized her conversations with test tubes in the lab were getting a little one-sided.

Rachel Lund

Fundraising Director

Rachel takes all the creativity and energy in the fundraising team and manages to point it all in the same direction. She is lovely to work with and is always calm apart from when she plays table tennis. She loves to get off at the wrong train station so that she can run to the next one as it keeps everyone fit and healthy.

Ellen Whatmore

Deputy Fundraising Director

Ellen is the life and soul of the organisation as well as being a dynamic, brilliant event fundraising machine. She’s capable of taking the biggest, grandest ideas and making them practical and possible. She likes to wind Oliver up about his never ending stream of statistics and tells bad jokes about cheese.

Ceri Evans


Ceri is our Treasurer, and a treasure. He has been a qualified Chartered Management Accountant for longer than the younger members of the team have been alive. Ceri is now semi-retired, and alongside his own business interests, he very generously gives much of his time and skills to a number of charities, including PCR.

Sonja Lawrence

Head of Business Development

Sonja has worked within the charity sector since 2001, creating new ways for high net-worth individuals and corporates to engage with charities and provide support. She believes in building relationships, friend-raising more than fund-raising, so that the partnerships between the charity and supporter can create amazing results. Both her inspired collection of trainers, and her refusal to accept anything is impossible brighten up the office.

Peter Harrison

Head of Partnerships

Peter is the perfect Trust and Foundations Manager. Not only does he have great attention to detail, he is adept at research and always puts himself in the shoes of a grant giver. He’s equally happy with the wind blowing over his riding helmet on a long Surrey bike ride as he is down at Selhurst Park praying for a win!

Uloaku Ikegwu

Head of Finance

Uloo is a qualified member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). She is responsible for the financial health of the Organisation, making sure the money that all our donors give get to the scientists at the right time. She is bright, energetic and very competitive when it comes to making Christmas jumpers. She makes beautiful hats when she’s not looking at Excel charts. Her charisma is real.

David James

Head of Patient Projects

David comes to the organisation after close to a decade in political and community organising and project management in far flung parts of the globe. He is passionate about advocating for patients and making sure they are better represented and respected across the board. He recently returned to the UK and loves dogs and running more than is healthy.

Sara Nelson

Health Information Executive

Sara trained as a registered nurse back home in the Isle of Man and spent her early career working in hospitals. After leaving nursing she did a degree in Psychology and Zoology and a PhD in experimental cognitive psychology. Most recently she joined her local Healthwatch network empowering patients to have a voice in their health and care. When not working, she can be found hiking around the countryside with a rucksack full of camera equipment, looking for unsuspecting wildlife to photograph.

Pauline Bagnall

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Pauline is a registered nurse with over 40 years experience. She also works in the NHS with a specialist interest in working with people with prostate cancer. She has an MA in Professional Practice in the Context of Healthcare Delivery. She is an active member of the British Association of Urological Nurses which gives her opportunities to network with her colleagues nationally. Out of work Pauline is owned by two cats, she is a follower of F1 and tries to learn German.

Judith Fall

Supporter Care Manager

Judith worked as a book editor before moving into the charity sector. At PCR, her sharp eye for detail goes into our donor care – making sure income is processed correctly and contact records are up-to-date. The only thing sharper than Judith’s attention to detail is her wry sense of humour.

Denise Karikari

Research Manager

Denise has an MSc in Public Health and has been working in health research for the past 5 years- from clinical trials to research funding organisations! Her handy research skills and keen eye for detail are key to administering our grant rounds and conducting in-house research projects to enable us to better support the prostate cancer community.

Amy Russell

Events and Community Manager

Amy joined us straight from Edinburgh University after completing a degree in Philosophy. Having worked as our Community Fundraising Officer for a year, she is ready to bring her creativity and energy to managing our events and community campaigns! Outside of the office, you can find her on a long walk or at the lake wakeboarding.

Eurydice Dupre

Events & Community Officer

Eurydice joined PCR after studying Architecture and volunteering at Article 25. She provides our supporters with everything they need to meet their goals and is the perfect person to support on events, not only because she is a scout and has great design skills, but because she finds practical, calm and efficient ways to approach anything we need.

Derya Gokler

Finance and Administrative Support Officer

Derya’s eye for accuracy and efficiency keeps PCR running smoothly, and if you need anything from Post-it notes to more obscure requests, Derya will make sure it is in the office in no time. We love the various treats she brings back from her family trips to Istanbul!

Kath Coleman

Research Communications Officer

Kath has a degree in Biology and has joined PCR after completing an MSc in Science Communication. She enjoys combining her love of talking about science with meeting those at the heart of PCR- whether that be through working on Patient Voice or meeting PCR-funded scientists and finding new ways to communicate their research!

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