Our researchers

Led by world leading cancer researcher, Professor Karen Canfell, our in-house team of researchers provides expert, impartial evidence that influences the actions of government policy makers, doctors, and the community to reduce the burden of cancer.

Our researchers conduct research that focuses on analysing ‘big data’ to understand cancer risks and outcomes across the population, providing critical evidence to underpin cancer control initiatives in Australia and around the world.


Our researcher profiles

Professor Karen Canfell – Director, Cancer Research Division

Professor Dianne O’Connell – Senior Epidemiologist

A/Professor David Smith – Senior Research Fellow

A/Professor Natalie Taylor – Senior Research Fellow

Dr Xue Qin Yu – Senior Research Fellow

Dr Carolyn Nickson – Senior Research Fellow 

Dr Eleonora Feletto – Research Fellow

Dr Visalini Nair-Shalliker – Research Fellow

Dr Marianne Weber – Research Fellow

Dr Megan Smith – Program Manager 

Dr Julia Steinberg – Research Fellow

Postgraduate students

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