Nigel Brockton is the Vice President of Research at American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). AICR is the only cancer charity dedicated entirely to the role of lifestyle (particularly diet, physical activity and body fatness), to cancer risk and outcomes. His role encompasses the AICR Research Grant Program, the AICR Research Conference and contributing to the WCRF/AICR Continuous Update project (CUP), that reviews, analyses and summarizes the global literature regarding diet, physical activity, obesity and cancer. This role makes full use of his multidisciplinary background and experience across the cancer continuum from susceptibility and prevention to prognosis, metastasis and survival.
Dr. Brockton earned his PhD in genetic epidemiology from the University of Aberdeen in 2003 followed by post-doctoral studies at the University of Dundee. Before joining AICR in 2017, he was a Research Scientist/ Associate Professor with Alberta Health Services/ University of Calgary conducting population-based molecular epidemiology, studying the role of lifestyle factors in cancer-related outcomes, particularly in breast, colorectal and head and neck cancer.