Clinical Network Executive Committee

The Clinical Network Executive Committee harnesses the voice of clinicians and researchers to improve outcomes for all Victorians affected by cancer. It aims to improve the capacity of the Victorian cancer clinical community through its work in policy and advocacy. The Clinical Network Executive Committee also advises Cancer Council on all clinical aspects of cancer, with these insights complemented by our recently formed Community Advisory Network.

2021 priorities

Our priorities are distilled from our submission to the Victorian Cancer Plan 2020-24 and align with the Cancer Council Victoria Strategic Plan:

  • Recovery from COVID-19 and future pandemic preparedness
  • Providing equitable access to treatment and supportive care – focus on regional and socio-economic disparities
  • Reducing the cost of cancer – focus on VPTAS and car parking
  • Preventing cancer and detecting it early
  • Improving access to clinical trials
  • Psycho-oncology and mental health care
  • Palliative and end-of-life care
  • Increased investment in low survival cancer research.


We recently refreshed the membership of the Clinical Network Executive Committee to ensure that we have a diverse membership and to involve clinicians who may have interest and/or expertise in the line with our policy and advocacy priorities for 2021. In addition to our new Chair and Co-Chair,  we welcomed several new committee members for the 2021–2023 committee term.



Prof. Clare Scott (Chair) Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
A/Prof. Phillip Parente (Co-Chair) Eastern Health - new
Mr. Chip Farmer Cabrini Medical Centre

A/Prof. Joe McKendrick

Eastern Oncology

A/Prof. Sue-Anne Mclachlan 

St Vincent’s Hospital

Dr. Simone Reeves

Ballarat Austin Radiation Oncology 

Prof. Shomik Sengupta


Prof. Jon Emery

University of Melbourne/Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

A/Prof. Mark Boughey

Centre for Palliative Care

Prof. Mei Krishnasamy

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre/Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Prof. Andrew Wei

Alfred Health

Dr. Rohan Nair

La Trobe (Traralgon) - new

Dr. Justin Tse

University of Melbourne - new

Dr. Maria Ftanou

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre - new

Catherine Hanns

Ballarat Health Services - new

Carmel O'Kane

Wimmera Healthcare Group - new

Dr. Jennifer Philip

St Vincent’s/University of Melbourne - new

A/Prof. Orla McNally

Royal Women’s Hospital - new

Prof Jeremy Millar (ex-officio)

Alfred Health

Key contacts

Amanda Piper, Head of Cancer Strategy Unit

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This webpage was last updated in July 2021.

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