Medical & Scientific Committee

This group provides advice to the Executive Committee (Board) on the promotion and funding of cancer research, including recommendations on the allocation of research funds.

Members are appointed by Victorian Universities, hospitals, medical research institutes and medical specialist colleges.

(See our glossary of medical and professional acronyms for details of qualifications). 


Professor Joseph TRAPANI: MBBS, FRACP, PhD, FFSc (RCPA), FAHMS
Medical and Scientific Committee appointee to the Board
Chair  

Professor Leigh ACKLAND: BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD
Deakin University - Faculty of Science

Professor Sureshkumar BALASUNBRAMANIAN: PhD (Generics)
Monash University - Faculty of Science

Dr Patrizia BOETTO: MBBS, FRACGP, FACNEM DipMed, Acu, R Nutr
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (Victoria)

Professor Jonathan CEBON: MBBS, FRACP, PhD
Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute 

A/Professor Arun CHANDU: BDSc, MBBS (Hons), MDSc, PhD (Melb), FDSRCS (Eng), FRACDS (OMS), FICD
Dental Health Services Victoria

Professor Roger DALY: BSc (Hons), PhD
Monash University - Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Dr Henry DE AIZPURUA: PhD, MBA, MAICD
Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Professor Peter EBELING AO: MBBS, MD, FRACP
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Victorian Faculty) 

Dr Farshad FOROUDI: MBBS, MPA, FRANZCR
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists

Professor Stephen FOX: BSc (Hons), FRCPA, MBChB, DPhil, FRCPath, FFSc
The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

Associate Professor Hui GAN: MBBS, FRACP, PhD
Senior Medical Staff Association, Austin Health - Austin & Repatriation Hospitals

Associate Professor Jorg HEIERHORST: MD
St Vincents Institute

Professor John HOPPER AM: BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, BA
University of Melbourne, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Dr Tom KARAGIANNIS: PhD
Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute

Dr Pearly KHAW: B Appl Sc (Medical Radiations), MBBS, FRANZCR
Australian Medical Association (Vic Branch)

Professor Lisa MARTIN: BSc (Hons), PhD
Monash University - Faculty of Science

Associate Professor Andrew METHA: BSc, BSc (Optom), PG Cert Oc Ther, PhD
University of Melbourne - Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Services

Associate Professor Jeremy MILLAR: BMedSc, MB, ChB, FRANZCR, FAChPM, Grad Cert (Biostat), Grad Cert (Health Econ)
Senior Medical Staff Association, Alfred Health - Alfred Hospital
Chair, Cancer Council Victoria's Clinical Network

Professor Don PHILLIPS: BSc (Hons), PhD
La Trobe University - College of Science, Health and Engineering

Professor Geoffrey PIETERSZ: BSc (Hons), PhD
Burnet Institute

Professor Gail RISBRIDGER: PhD
Monash University - Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Professor Andrew ROBERTS: MBBS, FRACP, FRCPA, PhD
Melbourne Health - Royal Melbourne Hospital Senior Medical Staff Association
Medical and Scientific Committee Appointee to the Board

Dr Richard SAFFERY: BSc (Hons), PhD
Co-opted - Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Professor Melissa SOUTHEY: BSc (Hons), PhD, Grad Dip Law, FHGSA, FFSc(RCPA)
University of Melbourne - Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Professor Robert THOMAS OAM: MBBS, MS, FRACS, FRCS (UK)
Appointed by Minister for Health

Professor Jane VISVADER: BSc Hons, PhD
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Dr David WREDE: MA, MB BChir(Cantab), FRCS (Eng), MRCOG, FRANZCOG
Women's and Children's Health - Royal Women's Hospital Senior Medical Staff Association

Dr Nicole YAP: MBBS(Melb), FRACS
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Appointments still to be made by:

  • Dental Health Services Victoria 
  • Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne 
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists 
  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Paediatrics Division)
  • Southern Health - Monash Medical Centre Senior Medical Staff Association 
  • St Vincent's Hospital Senior Medical Staff Association
  • Senior Medical Staff Association, Eastern Health - Box Hill Hospital

Standing Subcommittee on Research

Professor Joseph TRAPANI MBBS, FRACP, PhD, FFSc(RCPA), FAHMS 
Chair

Professor David ASHLEY MBBS, PhD, FRACP

Professor Weisan CHEN PhD 

Professor Chris CHRISTOPHI AM MD, FRACS

Professor Ian D DAVIS MBBS (Hons), PhD, FRACP, FAChPM

Professor Ashley R DUNN MPhil, PhD, FAA

Professor Jon EMERY MBBch, DPhil, FRACGP, MRCGP, MA

Professor Matthew GILLESPIE BSc (Hons), PhD

Professor Dale GODFREY BSc (Hons), PhD

Professor Brendan JENKINS PhD 

Professor Mark JENKINS BSc, PhD

Professor Ricky JOHNSTONE BSc, PhD

Professor Grant McARTHUR MBBS, B Med Sci, PhD, FRACP, FAHMS 

Professor Catriona McLEAN BSc, MBBS, FRCPA, MD, FFSc(RCPA)

Associate Professor Louise PURTON BSc (Hons), PhD 

Professor Melissa SOUTHEY BSc (Hons), PhD, Grad Dip Law, FHGSA, FFSc (RCPA)

Associate Professor Raymond SNYDER MBBS, MMed, FRACP

Professor Tony TIGANIS BSc (Hons), PhD

Associate Professor Victoria WHITE BA (Hons), MA, PhD

Associate Professor Scott WILLIAMS MBBS, BScMed, FRANZCR, MD 

Updated: 25 Aug, 2016