Cancer Research Initiative

CRI Postgraduate Group


For the PG CRI Group to become a sustainable, student-led, peer-to-peer mentorship programme designed to support, develop and integrate postgraduate students involved in cancer research.


To establish long-term, multidisciplinary collaborations, develop new skills and discuss novel ideas related to cancer-research within and beyond the Faculty of Health Sciences.


The Postgraduate (PG) Cancer Research Initiative (CRI) Group is a student-led platform that aims to develop long term multidisciplinary collaborations, learn new skills and discuss novel ideas. Designed as a mentorship program and with the needs of students in mind, the group offers a variety of activities to support students on their PG cancer research journey.

Topics include setting up a research database, grant writing, designing a research study, writing a peer-reviewed article or manuscript, data analysis and biostatistics.

Topics include cancer awareness and screening, research funding opportunities, career planning, student-supervisor roles and responsibilities, conference preparation, cancer policies, organisations and key role players in cancer research.

These sessions provide an opportunity for informal discussions and relationship-building across disciplines of different PG cancer researchers.


To become involved in this group, please email Saif Khan ( )

“In the long history of humankind, those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” Charles Darwin