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Dr Nina Afshar

Dr Nina Afshar

Inaugural Graham Giles Research Fellow

BA, BSc, MSc, PhD

Nina is a cancer epidemiologist with expertise in inequalities in cancer survival. Before joining Cancer Council Victoria in mid-2021, she worked at the University of Melbourne Cancer Health Services Research unit as a Research Fellow, and as an epidemiologist at the Victorian Department of Health in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nina’s work focuses on identifying factors explaining inequalities in cancer survival, applying a novel method of causal mediation analysis to linked population-based health data. She is currently working with Prof. Roger Milne on bladder cancer research using the resources of the international NCI Cohort Consortium.


Cancer Epidemiology Division