Real life experience

If you would like to speak to someone about prostate cancer research, services, fundraising, sport or charity policies and campaigns, we have a selection of media-trained spokespeople available.

Call us on 07984 325001 to arrange an interview with one of our spokespeople. 

Key spokespeople
  • Angela Culhane

    Chief Executive

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    Angela Culhane

    Chief Executive

    Angela took on the CEO role in October 2015, having first joined the charity as Director of Finance early in 2014. She was instrumental in developing the new strategy, Ten years to tame prostate cancer, and is keen to crack on with this urgent challenge, not least because of her own family’s history of the disease.

    Angela is a Chartered Accountant, having trained with Deloitte and Touche in London. Before joining Prostate Cancer UK, she worked in various leadership roles in business including in Care UK, Britvic plc and Courtaulds plc

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  • Specialist Nurses

    Whether you want to interview a clinician, wish to add depth to a radio programme, or add a fact box to a feature article, our team of Specialist Nurses is available to answer a range of questions - from possible signs and symptoms of prostate cancer, to the impact a diagnosis can have on the whole family.

    Call us on 07984 325001 to arrange an interview.

  • Researchers and clinical advisors

    Prostate Cancer UK works to encourage, support and fund research into the causes, prevention, treatment and impact of prostate cancer.

    We have a number of scientists and clinical advisors who are available for interview to discuss their work - from research into the development of the disease to the impact on carers of men with prostate cancer.

    Experts in their field, many of our directors are on hand to provide comment, insight, and interviews to print, broadcast and online media.

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  • Dr Iain Frame

    Dr Iain Frame

    Director of Research

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    Dr Iain Frame

    Dr Iain Frame

    Director of Research

    Iain is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of our ambitious research strategy. As such, he ensures that Prostate Cancer UK funds the highest quality research in the key areas of risk stratification, differential diagnosis and prognosis and the development of new treatments. Iain’s remit is to keep abreast of major developments and opportunities in prostate cancer research and to broker partnerships in making and funding research grants to ensure the best outcomes from research for men with, and at high risk of, prostate cancer.

    Previously, Iain worked in research management at Diabetes UK and the Wellcome Trust and before that as a parasitologist and researcher exploring various aspects of molecular biology in a range of different parasites.

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  • Heather Blake

    Director of Services

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    Heather Blake

    Director of Services

    Heather is responsible for the delivery and development of our services across the country which will improve support to men living with prostate cancer and prostate disease.

    Heather has held senior operational and strategic management roles in the NHS, most recently managing community health services in Lambeth and Southwark as part of Guys & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. Prior to joining the NHS she worked as an economist and policy adviser in the civil service and has also run her own business.

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  • james Beeby, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK

    James Beeby

    Director of Fundraising

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    James Beeby

    james Beeby, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK

    Director of Fundraising

    James joined the charity in 2012 as Deputy Director of Fundraising and has been a powerful force  behind increasing the income raised by his team. He’s played a big part in recruiting  hundreds of thousands of people for Men United, our movement for everyone who wants to make prostate cancer something no man will need to fear in future. He leads an enthusiastic and highly skilled team, all working to develop the support we need to make this ambitious plan a reality.

    James has been in the charity sector since 2003, working in corporate partnerships at The Children’s Society, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Stroke Association. He is passionate about ensuring that  Prostate Cancer UK gets the funds that can make a real difference to the lives of men, now and in the future.

    In his spare time James enjoys the theatre, visiting historic houses and gardens, and trying to keep his increasingly rusty French and German language skills at a level people can actually understand...

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Case studies
  • Errol Mckellar

    Errol

    57, garage owner and mechanic, Hackney

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    Errol

    Errol Mckellar

    57, garage owner and mechanic, Hackney

    “So I went along to the doctors and while I was sitting in the waiting room, I was bit a bored, and something made me go and pick up this leaflet about prostate cancer. I asked them, ‘how long will it take to do this prostate test?’ and they said, ’10 minutes - and we can do it now.’ That 10 minutes changed my life.”

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  • Terri

    52, Widow, Preston

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    Terri

    52, Widow, Preston

    "It was a terrible shock when we discovered Ron had prostate cancer and especially to hear that it was so advanced there was nothing which could cure it, only treatment which could control it for a time. Until that point, we didn’t even know what the prostate was. My ignorance about the disease has made me want to raise funds and awareness. My tribute fund to Ron is a beautiful online memorial. I'm proud that I can continue in his name to fight as bravely as he did against this disease to try and help more men in the future."

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  • Martin

    58, Learning Facilitator and keen cyclist, Burnley

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    Martin

    58, Learning Facilitator and keen cyclist, Burnley

    "At the age of 53, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. The NHS provided me with brilliant treatment in terms of my surgery, radiotherapy and hormone treatment, but in terms of living with the side effects of all that, I felt quite empty. The truth is, no one really wants to talk about erections, ejaculation, and erectile dysfunction and they find it very, very taboo. I'm also gay, which adds an extra dimension. What I've found is that being positive in my head and positive in my heart are two different things, and to feel positive in my heart that is key to this."

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  • David

    57, Ex- Premiership Rugby match official, conference facilitator, Marlow

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    David

    57, Ex- Premiership Rugby match official, conference facilitator, Marlow

    “When I heard the words prostate cancer my whole world fell apart. I felt like a broken man and burst into tears. But then as I learnt more from reading up about it and speaking to Prostate Cancer UK’s helpline, I found that I had a good chance of being successfully treated, due to the fact that it was still confined to the prostate and this gave me a strong sense of hope.” 

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  • Alister

    53, Businessman, Pitlochry

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    Alister

    53, Businessman, Pitlochry

    “My message to men is don’t ignore your health, take control. Be aware of the existence of prostate cancer and consult your doctor if symptoms arise. It can be successfully treated if identified early.”

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