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Meet our researchers

Our in-house research teams comprise:

Or you can search our research for a complete list of grant-funded, external researchers and projects.

Current star researchers

The following researchers are currently working hard on the next breakthrough:

Prof. David Hill, AO

A behavioural scientist of international standing whose career at Cancer Council Victoria spanned 44 years.

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Prof. Melanie Wakefield

Director of the Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer and an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, with extensive experience evaluating tobacco control policies and programs

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Prof. Graham Giles

Joined as Director of our Victorian Cancer Registry in 1983. In 1986, he was appointed Director of the Cancer Epidemiology Centre, and in 2001 became Deputy Director of the Cancer Control Research Institute.

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Dr Michelle ScolloDr Michelle Scollo

Dr Michelle Scollo is the senior policy adviser on tobacco at Cancer Council Victoria. Michelle’s research has focussed on the economics of tobacco control.

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Prof Roger MilneProf Roger Milne

Director of our Cancer Epidemiology Division with expertise in international collaboration and the analysis of genetic and lifestyle data from observational studies.

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A/Prof Brigid LynchA/Prof Brigid Lynch

A cancer epidemiologist whose research focuses on how physical activity and sedentary behaviour are associated with cancer risk, and health outcomes for cancer survivors.

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Professor Gail Risbridger PhD

Professor Gail Risbridger has twice been awarded grants by the Cancer Council. She has investigated the role of oestrogens in prostate malignancy and the early origins of prostate cancer.

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Assoc Prof Robin AndersonAssoc Prof Robin Anderson

"I had a life-changing experience with an event of cancer in the family. At the time I didn't really know what cancer was and I was determined to apply my scientific skills to learn more about the disease," she said.

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Assoc. Prof. Clare Scott

Associate Professor Scott, the Dunlop fellow, is working on developing new mouse models to explore the genetic factors driving the behaviour of various types of ovarian cancer and to explore innovative treatment strategies.

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Past star researchers

The following are researchers who we've backed in the past:

Prof. Donald Metcalf 1954-2014

The late Professor Metcalf’s painstaking and dedicated research over six decades contributed significantly to how we understand and treat cancer.

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Dr John Colebatch (AO)Dr John Colebatch (AO) 1909-2005

Remembered for his pioneering clinical research in paediatric haematology.

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Assoc. Prof. Kelly-Anne PhillipsAssoc. Prof. Kelly-Anne Phillips

The inaugural Colebatch Clinical Research Fellowship was awarded in late 2005 to Associate Professor Kelly-Anne Phillips of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre for her work on reducing the burden of breast cancer.

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Assoc. Prof. Grant McArthurAssoc. Prof. Grant McArthur

Consultant Medical Oncologist, Head of the Translational Research Group and Head of the Molecular Oncology Laboratory at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. A former recipient of Cancer Council Victoria's Dunlop Fellowship.

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Dr E V (Bill) KeoghDr E V (Bill) Keogh

The influence of Dr E V (Bill) Keogh has spread widely, yet his name isn't well known to the general public. A modest and private person, his contribution to the development of pathology and public medicine in Australia was incalculable.

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Dr Sherene Loi

Dr Sherene Loi was awarded the Colebatch Clinical Research Fellowship in 2014. Dr Loi, a medical oncologist and scientist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, will use the five-year fellowship to explore how new targeted therapies can be tailored to an individual’s breast cancer.

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