Professor Cross is a Professor of Cancer Epidemiology at the St Mary’s Hospital Campus of the Faculty of Medicine within Imperial College London. In 2015, she became the Assistant Head of the Cancer Screening and Prevention Research Group (CSPRG) and in August 2018 became the Head of the CSPRG following Wendy’s retirement. She is also the Information Governance Lead for the CSPRG, and so has responsibilities for ensuring that information held by the CSPRG for the purposes of its research is used appropriately and that the necessary safeguards are in place. Professor Cross completed her PhD at Cambridge University and then spent 11 years within the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States. During her time as an investigator at NCI, she was also a mentor for the Yale University– NCI Partnership Training Program and held the position of Assistant Professor Adjunct within the Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. In the United States, Professor Cross was one of the Principal Investigators of the Polyp Prevention Trial and the CONCeRN study, both colonoscopy screening studies, and she was also one of the Principal Investigators of the U.S. Polyp Pooling Project.
- NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence;
- DCEG Fellowship Achievement Award for Outstanding Accomplishments;
- DCEG Award for Outstanding Research Paper;
- NCI Mentor of Merit Award;
- NIH Merit Award for Leadership of an Innovative Multidisciplinary Research Program.