John Saxton is a Professor of Clinical Exercise Physiology and Head of the Department of Sport, Health and Exercise Science at the University of Hull. He is a Fellow of the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences, member of the Physiological Society and has served on Council for the Society for Research in Rehabilitation. His research mainly focuses on the effects of exercise and pragmatic lifestyle interventions (involving exercise and dietary behaviour change) on wide-ranging health outcomes in people living with and beyond cancer. He has led randomised controlled trials with breast, prostate, bladder and colon cancer patients and as principal investigator or co-Investigator, his work has been supported by Cancer Research UK, the American Institute of Cancer Research, the Prostate Cancer Charity, Yorkshire Cancer Research and the NIHR-HTA. He is currently Co-Chief investigator for the PREPARE-ABC trial, a multicentre randomised controlled trial which is investigating the clinical and cost-effectiveness of pre- and post-operative exercise programmes on short- and longer-term health outcomes in patients undergoing colorectal cancer surgery. In 2010 he was the lead editor of a book entitled Exercise and cancer survivorship: impact on health outcomes and quality of life, published by Springer Scientific (New York).