Nigel Brockton, PhD
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 05/11/2021

Nigel Brockton, PhD Biographical Info

Nigel Brockton is the Vice President of Research at American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR).  Dr. Brockton earned his PhD in the genetic epidemiology of colorectal cancer 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 modifiable lifestyle factors and prognostic markers in cancer-related outcomes, particularly in breast, colorectal and oral cancer patients. 

He maintains an appointment (adjunct Associate Professor) at the University of Calgary, Department of Community Health Sciences, and continues to conduct collaborative research using the rich data and biospecimen resources within the prospective longitudinal studies that he established in Alberta.  These studies examine the patterns of adherence to lifestyle recommendations among cancer patients, the impact of modifiable lifestyle factors on cancer metastasis and survival and provide data and biospecimens for external collaborative projects.

As the Vice President of Research for AICR, he oversees the Research Grant Program, the AICR Research Conference and contributes to the WCRF/AICR Continuous Update Project (CUP), that reviews, analyses and summarizes the global literature regarding diet, physical activity, obesity and cancer.