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Staff

Lynn Dunne

Interim CEO

Lynn Dunne is Interim Chief Executive of Bowel Research UK. She is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the charity.

Lynn is a senior nurse by profession with an additional MA in Law & Medical Ethics. Her career in the NHS and voluntary sector spans over 40 years. She has held senior roles with several of the UK’s health charities including The Patients Association and Macmillan Cancer Support. She was Executive Director at Cornwall Hospice Care until her retirement in 2020 and was responsible for driving transformation and growth through the development of a clinical governance performance dashboard and educational services for all staff.

Lynn’s most recent experience has been that of a patient. In September 2020 she found herself on the bowel cancer pathway as a result of the national screening programme. Major surgery, a temporary ileostomy and chemotherapy followed and thankfully a year later she has received the all clear.  The surgeons and the colorectal cancer team who cared for Lynn were fantastic under the most testing of times for the NHS and are her motivation for taking this post as a thank you to them and the wider colorectal community. Lynn has kindly said that she does not wish to take a salary thus allowing the charity to spend more money on funding vital bowel research.

Neil Boom

PR Consultant

With more than 30 years of top flight financial and corporate PR agency experience, Neil has worked for organisations and companies of all sizes advising on matters ranging from stock market communications, brand building, crisis communications, stakeholder engagement and product and services marketing.

In the charity sector, Neil has provided practical media relations advice to Centrepoint, St Mungo’s and Five Talents, and has worked with numerous clients over the years supporting their charity work with publicity.

Neil is a keen writer and has produced all kinds of corporate communications content, from annual reports, stock exchange announcements, websites, newsletters, social media output and journalism. He writes creatively in his spare time and lives in Wivenhoe in Essex.

Glen Saffery

Trusts & Impacts Manager

Glen works in the fundraising team and is responsible for coordinating income generation activities including our relationships with Trusts and Foundations.

Daniel Magson

Associate Director of Engagement, Marketing and Income Generation

Daniel Magson is the Associate Director of Engagement, Marketing and Income Generation for Bowel Research UK. He is responsible for the Fundraising and Communications of the charity.

Daniel joined the charity having worked 5 years in fundraising and communications for the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation. Whilst at the Federation Daniel led global fundraising and communications campaigns in countries around the world and helped train staff and volunteer to run sustainable programmes in countries including Argentina, Lebanon, and Colombia.

Daniel also serves as the Chair of the charity Talk ED, where he has also led campaigns and PR. His recent campaign has helped change the global rules for advertising on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest, so that advertisers can no longer target people effected by eating disorders.

Sam Alexandra Rose

Patient and Public Involvement Manager

Sam Alexandra Rose is the Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Manager for Bowel Research UK. Before joining in January 2023, Sam provided online marketing support to Bowel Research UK while working at digital agency SilverDisc, which continues to support the charity.

Sam is a three-time cancer survivor with constitutional mismatch repair deficiency (CMMRD), a rare genetic condition related to Lynch syndrome that increases cancer risk. She is currently undertaking her PhD, exploring her cancer experiences through creative writing. She therefore brings her patient perspective, academic practice, and over ten years of digital marketing experience to her role. Read more about her bowel cancer experience in her Getting To Know interview.

Emma Murphy

Head of Income Generation

Emma Murphy is the Head of Income Generation for Bowel Research UK. She is responsible for all income streams including legacies.

She has over ten years commercial and third sector experience in marketing and fundraising and has delivered successful fundraising campaigns for Helen and Douglas House Children’s Hospice, Oxfam, British Red Cross and Merlin amongst others.

Emma has a strong personal connection to the cause having supported her husband who lives with Crohn’s disease and is a bowel cancer survivor.

Georgia Sturt

Research and Grants Manager

Georgia Sturt worked in the commercial cancer treatment space for five years prior to joining Bowel Research UK as Research & Grants Manager. She is responsible for the coordination of grant reviews and funding approvals, connecting with researchers, and communicating the results of their work to the charity’s supporters and the wider public.

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