The Team

Principal investigators

Jennifer Moodley is a public health medicine physician and Director of the Cancer Research Initiative in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town. She has extensive experience in health systems research, epidemiology and public policy development. Jennifer has first-hand experience of the challenges experienced in providing health care in resource-constrained environments.


Fiona Walter is a primary care doctor (specialist family physician) and leads the Primary Care Cancer Research group at the University of Cambridge’s Department of Public Health and Primary Care. Her research focuses on timely detection and diagnosis of cancer. She co-leads the Cancer Research UK-funded international CanTest Collaborative, spearheading new approaches to cancer diagnostics, and developing training opportunities for future leaders of community-based cancer research.

Research team



This work has been funded by the Cancer Association of South Africa; the University of Cape Town, and the South African Medical Research Council with funds received from the South African  National Department of Health, GlaxoSmithKline Africa Non-Communicable Disease Open Lab (via a supporting grant Project Number: 023), and with funds from the UK Government’s Newton fund.