Lynn Dunne is 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.
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.
Trusts & Impacts Manager
Glen works in the fundraising team and is responsible for coordinating income generation activities including our relationships with Trusts and Foundations.
Director of Engagement, Marketing and Income Generation
Daniel Magson is the 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.
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.
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.
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.
Business Support Manager
Nicole is Business Support Manager at Bowel Research UK. She undertakes a variety of activities to ensure the charity meets the needs of our fundraisers and researchers.
Nicole has worked in the healthcare sector for over 25 years, working previously at the Royal College of Physicians London and the Patient Information Forum.
The thread running throughout Nicole’s career is her desire to ensure patients receive the best possible outcomes.
Challenge Events and Community Fundraising Officer
Beth is Challenge Events and Community Fundraising Officer at Bowel Research UK. She is responsible for all income raised from supporters taking part in iconic challenge events including the London Marathon, Royal Parks Half Marathon and London to Paris Cycle, as well as activities such as cake sales.
Beth has over 10 years experience in challenge and community, having supported fundraisers at charities such as Bowel Cancer UK, Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice and the National Autistic Society.
Income Generation and Engagement Officer
Henry is the Income Generation and Engagement Officer at Bowel Research UK. He is responsible for generating income for the charity and processing it, whilst delivering a high-quality supporter experience for our donors. Alongside these primary duties, he also assists in marketing and administration across all the different fundraising groups.
Henry has over eight years of experience in the charity fundraising sector, having previously worked with the British Red Cross in their Supporter Services Team.