Dr Joachim Worthington

Postdoctal Research Fellow, Gastrointestinal Group
E: Joachim.Worthington@nswcc.org.au


Dr Joachim Worthington is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow from the Gastrointestinal Group of the Cancer Council NSW. He completed a PhD in Applied Mathematics at the University of Sydney in 2017. His current research is on using modelling to evaluate colorectal cancer screening and early detection in Australia, and using economic analysis to provide cost-effectiveness results for policy decision-making.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons, Applied Mathematics), University of Sydney

Academic affiliations

Honorary Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Sydney

Selected key publications

Worthington, J., E. Feletto, J. B. Lew, K. Broun, S. Durkin, M. Wakefield, P. Grogan, T. Harper, and K. Canfell. “Evaluating health benefits and cost-effectiveness of a mass-media campaign for improving participation in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program in Australia.” Public health 179 (2020): 90-99.

Accessible at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0033350619303208

Worthington, J., Lew, J.B., Feletto, E., Holden, C.A., Worthley, D.L., Miller, C. and Canfell, K., 2020. Improving Australian National Bowel Cancer Screening Program outcomes through increased participation and cost-effective investment. PloS one, 15(2), p.e0227899.

Accessible at https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0227899