Joe Kirwin

Health Policy & Projects Manager

Your role and responsibilities 

As Health Policy & Projects Manager I lead a dedicated team working directly with healthcare professionals, policy makers and patients to Joe Kirwinimprove early diagnosis. Together we deliver accredited training for healthcare professionals, commission research, produce Patient information, run campaigns and work with Governments both local and national to create lasting policy change.  

We are supported by a fantastic group of volunteers who help deliver our campaigns, lobby politicians, create new resources and review existing materials.  

Describe yourself in 5 words

Passionate, Creative, Nimble, Dedicated, Loyal 

Why did you pick to work at PCA?

Pancreatic cancer has the worst survival rate of all the most common cancers, pancreatic cancer receives only 3% of the UK cancer research budget and symptom awareness is low amongst the public. 

I wanted to work Pancreatic Cancer Action because they are laser focused on improving early diagnosis, supporting patients, and saving lives. I wanted to be part of the team working on the front line with healthcare professionals and Government fighting for that change. 

What are your hobbies and interests?

If I get the chance, I like to wind down after work by putting my feet up, with a cup of tea and a good book. At the weekend I catch up with friends, go on long walks and if I can, cap it off by watching some classic Doctor Who.  

Contact Joe on or call 0303 040 1770