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Leadership Team

Theme Co-Chairs

Associate Professor Steven Lane

Head of the Cancer Program QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Laboratory Head: Translational Leukaemia Research Laboratory at QIMR Berghofer
Associate Professor: University of Queensland
Director of Research, Cancer Care Services, RBWH Metro North Health

Associate Professor Euan Walpole

Medical Director, Division of Cancer Services, PAH
Cancer Stream Leader, Metro South Health
Senior Specialist in Medical Oncology

Leadership Group

Associate Professor David Wyld

Director, Medical Oncology, Cancer Care Services, Metro North Health
Associate Professor, The University of Queensland
Adjunct Associate Professor Queensland University of Technology
Affiliate, QIMR Berghofer

Professor Colleen Nelson

Director, Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre-Queensland
Professor and Chair Prostate Cancer, Queensland University of Technology

Professor Andy Moore

Director, Clinical & Biomedical Research, Children's Health Queensland
Senior Staff Specialist, Paediatric Oncology, Children's Health Queensland
Director, Queensland Children’s Tumour Bank, University of Queensland
Group Leader, UQ Diamantina Institute

Dr Rahul Ladwa

Medical Oncologist, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Metro South Hospital & Health Service
Senior Lecturer, University of Queensland
Visiting Clinical Fellow, Queensland University of Technology

Nicole Gavin

Nurse Researcher, Cancer Care Services, Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital, Metro North Hospital & Health Service
Visiting Fellow, School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology
Adjunct Research Fellow, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University


Associate Professor Phillip Good

Palliative Medicine Specialist Mater
Director of Palliative Care, St Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane
Associate Professor at the Mater Research Institute - The University of Queensland, Australia

Dr Tim Hassall

Senior Staff Specialist in Paediatric Oncology, Children’s Health Queensland

Professor Rik Thompson

Professor in Breast Cancer Research
Associate Director, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Translational Research Institute (TRI)

Professor Raymond Chan

Professor (Chair) in Cancer Nursing: Joint Appointment between Queensland University of Technology and Metro South Hospital and Health Service

Associate Professor Rachel Neale

Senior Research Fellow, Deputy Coordinator Population Health Department
Head Cancer Aetiology and Prevention Group QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

Professor Penelope Webb

Head, Gynaecological Cancers Group and Coordinator, Population Health Department QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute


Dr Melissa Eastgate

Deputy Director, Medical Oncology, Cancer Care Services, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Metro North Hospital & Health Service
Senior Lecturer at The University of Queensland

Associate Professor Glen Kennedy

Executive Director: Cancer Care Services, Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital, Metro North Hospital & Health Service
Associate Professor: The University of Queensland
Visiting scientist: QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

Prof Kenneth O’Byrne MD

Consultant Medical Oncologist: Princess Alexandra Hospital and Queensland University of Technology
Co director of the Cancer and Aging research program (CARP) in the Translational Research Institute