Bekki Field leads the international cancer prevention programme at Cancer Research UK, the world’s largest independent cancer research charity. She spent more than a decade in the UK diplomatic service, where she was posted to the UK’s Representation to the European Union and the UK Delegation to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation (OSCE). Bekki represented the UK government at a series of multilateral conferences including the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, IAEA General Assemblies (2010-2012) and OSCE Ministerial Councils (2014-2017).
Bekki’s policy interests include arms control, multilateral crisis response and gender equality. In her current position at Cancer Research UK, Bekki has written for the global development platform DevEx and journal Cancer Control, and is co-chair on behalf of Cancer Research UK of the global civil society network Cervical Cancer: Action for Elimination. She is a trained peer mentor and a trustee for the bereavement organisation Let’s Talk About Loss.
Bekki holds a degree in history and politics from the University of York.