Cancer

Cancer in all its forms, encompasses research, prevention, detection, treatment, care and health system transformation to address this most significant burden of disease

Groups / Projects Research Lead Dept / Centre
'What Works for Depression' and 'What Works for Anxiety' Project Leader Associate Professor Nicola Reavley
Centre for Mental Health
A culturally appropriate approach to improve mental health outcomes in Sri Lanka and China: Mental Health First Aid Project Leader Associate Professor Nicola Reavley
Centre for Mental Health
A monoclonal antibody (mAb1F5) has been developed that identifies the expression of a putative growth factor Dr Peter Wookey Medicine and Radiology
A mouse model of duodenal atresia Project Leader Associate Professor Warrick Teague Paediatrics
A new automated measure of breast cancer risk from digital and film mammography (Cirrus) Project Leader Professor John Hopper Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
A novel approach to discovering genes associated with cancer risk from GWAS and EWAS data Project Leader Professor John Hopper Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
A novel link between metabolism and host defence: O-GlcNAc glycosylation Professor Jose Villadangos Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
A phase I/II double-blind, randomised controlled trial assessing effect of medicinal cannabis on overall quality of life for people with cancer Medicine and Radiology
A randomised controlled trial of short-course antibiotics in children with cancer and febrile neutropenia Dr Gabrielle Haeusler Paediatrics
A systematic review of end of life quality of care indicators Prof Jennifer Philip Medicine and Radiology
A systematic review of the management of anxiety in palliative cancer patients Prof Jennifer Philip Medicine and Radiology
A systematic review of the management of nausea unrelated to cancer treatment Prof Jennifer Philip Medicine and Radiology
A systematic review of the management of sleep in palliative care cancer patients Prof Jennifer Philip Medicine and Radiology
A therapeutic strategy for killing cancer cells by DNA repair inhibition A/Prof Andrew Deans Medicine and Radiology
A5 SDHB Genomics Study Head of Laboratory Dr Richard Tothill Clinical Pathology
Academic Department of Surgery, Western Health Associate Professor Justin Yeung
Surgery
ACRF Translational Research Laboratory Group Leader Professor David S Ritchie
Medicine and Radiology
Advanced Limb Reconstruction Head of Department of Surgery,
St. Vincent's Hospital,
Professor Peter Choong

Surgery
Ageing
Allergy and Lung Health Professor Shyamali Dharmage
Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
An anti-calcitonin receptor (CTR) antibody for the detection of programmed cell death: the role of CTR in a novel adaptive response in a pre-apoptotic mechanism Dr Peter Wookey Medicine and Radiology
An antibody that detects a high molecular weight surrogate ligand of calcitonin receptor is detected in malignant glioma cells and cell lines Dr Peter J Wookey Medicine and Radiology
An exploration of the experience of care at the end of life for patients with a history of illicit drug use: A qualitative medical record review Prof Jennifer Philip Medicine and Radiology
Analysing protein structures Dr David Ascher Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Analysis of circulating microRNAs in patient serum as a non-invasive biomarker platform Project Lead Dr Rachel Koldej Medicine and Radiology
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Australia New Zealand Health Intervention League Table (ANZ-HILT) Professor Tony Blakely Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Australian Mammographic Density Research Facility (AMDRF) Project Leader Professor John Hopper Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Barrow laboratory: Tissue immunosurveillance strategies Head of Laboratory Dr Alexander David Barrow
Microbiology and Immunology
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Bo&MeRanG Research Projects Melbourne Coordinator Dr Marie Greyer
Boussioutas Laboratory: Gastrointestinal Cancer Group Leader Professor Alex Boussioutas
Medicine and Radiology
Brain Cancer Microenvironment and Biology Laboratory Dr Theo Mantamadiotis
Surgery
Breast Cancer Head of Group Professor Bruce Mann
Lead Researcher Dr Anita Skandarajah
Surgery
Breast Cancer Unit Head Professor John Hopper
Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Breast cancer follow-up and prospective analyses Project Leader Professor John Hopper Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Buchanan laboratory: Oncogenomics (colorectal cancer) Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Daniel Buchanan
Clinical Pathology
Coin Laboratory: Cancer Bioinformatics Head of Laboratory Professor Lachlan Coin
Clinical Pathology
Cancer Biology Research Group Professor Graham Baldwin
Surgery
Cancer drug discovery by inhibition of a DNA repair pathway with Crispr/Cas9 gene editing and biochemistry Dr Wayne Crismani Medicine and Radiology
Cancer Immunotherapy symptoms: the experience and expectations around management Program Trial Coordinator Leeanne Pasanen Medicine and Radiology
Cancer in Biomedicine
Cancer
Cancer in Medicine
Cancer in Primary Care Research Program Leader Professor Jon Emery
General Practice
Cancer Nursing Research Chair in Cancer Nursing; VCCC Research and Education Lead – Cancer Nursing Professor Mei Krishnasamy
Nursing
Cancer Signaling Research Laboratory Dr Hong-Jian Zhu
Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery Professor Alistair Royse
Surgery
Cardiovascular and Tumourivascular Laboratory Dr Peter J Wookey
Professor David Hare
Medicine and Radiology
Care Plus Study Research Assistant Roslyn Le Gautier Medicine and Radiology
Centre of Research Excellence in Childhood Adversity and Associated Depression and Anxiety Project Leader Professor Anthony Jorm
Centre for Mental Health
Characterisation of complex structural variation in bacterial and human genomes Group Lead, Cancer Bioinformatics Professor Lachlan Coin Clinical Pathology
Characterising Respiratory Infections in Immune-suppressed Haematology and Transplant Patients Professor Monica Slavin Medicine and Radiology
Characterising the pathways responsible for ICU-acquired weakness Research Project Leader Dr René Koopman
Physiology
Cheng laboratory: Stem cell and organ size control regulation Head of Laboratory Dr Louise Cheng
Anatomy and Neuroscience
CHEST Australia Trial: An Intervention to Reduce Time-to-Consult with Symptoms of Lung Cancer Project Leader Professor Jon Emery,
Herman Professor of Primary Care Cancer Research
General Practice
Children of Twins: The Effects Of Parental Mental Health On Child Mental Health Outcomes Project leader Doctor Katrina Scurrah Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Circulating Biomarkers in Liver Malignancy Professor Christopher Christophi Surgery
Clinical Proteomics Project Leader Dr Jonathon Mangum Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Colon Cancer Family Registry Cohort Project Leader Professor Mark Jenkins Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Colorectal Cancer Unit Head Professor Mark Jenkins
Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Colorectal Cancer Screening Project Leader Professor Mark Jenkins Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Communication skills: Consumer led training modules for cancer health care workers Project Leader Professor Meinir Krishnasamy Nursing
CRISP-DNA: The feasibility of assessing bowel cancer risk using genomic testing to target screening in general practice Herman Professor of Primary Care Cancer Research Professor Jon Emery General Practice
David Ascher laboratory Head of Laboratory Dr David Ascher
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Decoding the trafficking of immune receptors A/Prof Justine Mintern Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Defining new roles for the Hippo signalling pathway in skeletal muscle Research Project Leader Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Physiology Research
Defining nurse practitioner sensitive outcomes in a context of multidisciplinary care Chair of Cancer Nursing Professor Mei Krishnasamy Nursing
Defining the Role of Transcriptional Stress Pathways in Cancer Cell Resistance Towards Anti-Cancer Therapeutics A/prof John Price Medicine and Radiology
Dental School
Depression in people with Multiple Sclerosis Centre for Health Equity
Designing better drugs Dr David Ascher Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Designing new optogenetic tools for biomedical research A/Prof Danny Hatters Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Developing clinical genomic methods for cancer of unknown primary Head of Laboratory Dr Richard Tothill Clinical Pathology
Developing innovative animal and cell culture models to study and treat muscular dystrophies Research Project Leader Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Physiology Research
Development and validation of triage guidelines for colonoscopy and gastroscopy General Practice
Development of a tailored supportive care intervention for women living with advanced breast cancer Project Leader Professor Meinir Krishnasamy Nursing
Development of an evidence based clinical care pathway for high risk women following risk reducing hysterectomy +/- bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (RRBSO) Centre for Health Equity
Development of an online education resource to improve nursing care of older people with cancer Project Leader Professor Meinir Krishnasamy Nursing
Development of automated measures from mammograms that predict masking and risk and pilot implementation into a BreastScreen service Centre for Health Equity
Development of automated measures from mammograms that predict masking and risk of breast cancer Centre for Health Equity
Development of effector regulatory T cells Project Leader Professor Axel Kallies Microbiology and Immunology
Diabetes Eye Care
Towards understanding new therapies for obesity and diabetes: discovering new regulators of lipid metabolism Research Project Leader Professor Matthew Watt
Physiology Research
Endocrine Surgery Associate Professor Julie Miller
Surgery
Enhance: A multi-centre, randomised phase IV study Medicine and Radiology
Enteric Neuropathy as a Target to Alleviate Gastrointestinal Side-effects of Chemotherapy A/prof Kulmira Nurgali Medicine and Radiology
Establishing patterns of primary health care usage in cancer at the end of life Matthew Grant Medicine and Radiology
Establishing the effect of glycine/serine metabolism on skeletal muscle cell growth Research Project Leader Dr René Koopman
Physiology
Ethics of personalised medicine to treat refactory childhood cancer Centre for Health Equity
Exercise oncology Head of Research Group Professor Linda Denehy
Physiotherapy
Exploiting nanoparticles as vaccines A/Prof Justine Mintern Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Exploring new roles for the TGFβ signalling network as a key regulator of skeletal muscle in health and disease Research Project Leader Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Physiology Research
Family violence in newly-arrived migrant and refugee communities Project Leader Associate Professor Harry Minas Centre for Mental Health
Fertility After Cancer Predictor (FoRECAsT) Study Project Lead Dr Michelle Peate Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Fertility decision tools for young women with breast cancer Dr Michelle Peate Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Fertility preservation in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors Dr Jennifer Marino Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Fertility preservation in children and teenagers with cancer Senior Lecturer Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Fertility preservation in children with cancer Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Finding a needle in the haystack: ctDNA detection for tracking cancer evolution and refining cancer risk Associate Professor Daniel Buchanan Clinical Pathology
Finding clarity within a blizzard- guiding the solution of cryo-EM structures Dr David Ascher Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
First Aid Training for Parents of Teenagers: A Randomized Controlled Trial (TPOT Study) Project Leader Professor Anthony Jorm
Centre for Mental Health
Function and cryo-EM structure of the breast cancer predisposition gene BRCA1 A/Prof Andrew Deans Medicine and Radiology
GACD - Leveraging India’s national NCD program Nossal Institute for Global Health
Gavin Reid laboratory Head of Laboratory Professor Gavin E. Reid
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Genetics of blood brain barrier formation Project Leader Professor Ben Hogan
Genomic tools for diagnosis of the presence of a solid tumour and for prediction of tumour subtype and likely treatment response from circulating tumour DNA Group Lead, Cancer Bioinformatics Professor Lachlan Coin Clinical Pathology
Genomic tools for rapid diagnosis of bacterial infection using host and bacterial biomarkers Group Lead, Cancer Bioinformatics Professor Lachlan Coin Clinical Pathology
Genomics Platform Group Associate Professor Oliver Hofmann
Clinical Pathology
Giving an adult life after Fontan surgery to those with the most severe congenital heart conditions Project Leader Dr Kim Dalziel Centre for Health Policy
Glioblastoma Survival Signaling Lab Dr Rodney Luwor
Surgery
Global Burden of Disease group Director Professor Alan Lopez
Gregorevic laboratory: Muscle Research and Therapeutics Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Physiology
Gynaecology Research Centre Professor Women's Health Research Professor Peter Rogers
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecology Research Centre Hickey Research Group Research Group Leader Professor Martha Hickey
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Harnessing novel immunotherapies to restore immunity in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia Group Leader Professor David Ritchie Medicine and Radiology
Health and Lifestyle Questionnaire Research Assistant Tessa Cutler Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Health behaviours and outcomes in people with Multiple Sclerosis Dr Claudia Marck Centre for Health Equity
Health Star Rating (HSR) label impact on food formulation and consumer purchasing Professor Tony Blakely Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Health Systems Governance and Financing Acting Head of Unit Katherine Gilbert
Nossal Institute for Global Health
Heterogeneity of treatment response in advanced cancer: role of intrinsic and microenvironmental factors AProfessor Frederic Hollande Clinical Pathology
Heung-Chin Cheng laboratory Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Heung-Chin Cheng
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Hime laboratory: Stem cell genetics and Drosophila models of human disease Head of Laboratory Professor Gary Hime
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Hogan laboratory: Vascular developmental genetics and cell biology Head of Laboratory Professor Ben Hogan
Hollande laboratory: Tumour Heterogeneity in Metastatic Cancer Head of Laboratory Professor Fred Hollande
Clinical Pathology
Honorary Appointments’ Research Projects Surgery
Host responses to therapy and the tumour microenvironment contribute to the development of tumour resistance Professor Christopher Christophi Surgery
How do Anti-Epileptic Drugs Work? Project Lead Dr Chris French Medicine and Radiology
How infection and trauma cause dendritic cell paralysis and lethal immunosuppression Professor Jose Villadangos Microbiology and Immunology
How to harness the immune system to cure cancer: adoptive cell immunotherapy Professor Jose Villadangos Microbiology and Immunology
Human Liver Organoids Project Lead Professor Kumar Visvanathan Medicine and Radiology
Identification and Characterisation of Molecular Mediators of Cancer Metastasis A/prof John Price Medicine and Radiology
Identification of biomarkers to novel therapies in Myelodysplasia Professor David S Ritchie Medicine and Radiology
Identifying and characterising Lynch syndrome within the population Head of Laboratory Dr Daniel Buchanan Clinical Pathology
Identifying better therapies for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes. Professor Louise Purton Medicine and Radiology
Identifying biomarkers of risk and poor prognosis in CRC Head of Laboratory Dr Daniel Buchanan Clinical Pathology
Identifying Critical Success Factors for Mammographic Screening for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women Project Leader Prof Margaret Kelaher Centre for Health Policy
Identifying novel genetic risk factors for colorectal cancer Head of Laboratory Dr Daniel Buchanan Clinical Pathology
Immunoregulatory functions of the MARCH family of ubiquitin ligases Professor Jose Villadangos Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Immunosurveillance pathways in brain cancer Project Leader Dr Alexander David Barrow Microbiology and Immunology
Implementation research to improve scale-up of depression services in Vietnam (IRIS-DSV) Project Leader Associate Professor Harry Minas Centre for Mental Health
Improving outcomes in lung cancer: implementation of physical activity guidelines Head of Research Group Professor Linda Denehy
Physiotherapy
Improving skin cancer prevention: motivating preventive behaviours using knowledge of personalised genomic risk of melanoma Centre for Health Equity
Improving the Health of People With Type 2 Diabetes Using New Technologies to Optimise Self Management Project Leader Professor Brian Oldenburg Nossal Institute for Global Health
In vitro brain tumour model – studying epileptic seizure development and sensitivity to anti-cancer therapy Project Lead Dr Chris French Medicine and Radiology
Indigenous Epidemiology and Health Professor Sandra Eades
Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Infectious and nutritional co-morbidities in pregnancy and health outcomes amongst women and newborns in low- and middle-income countries Dr Michelle Scoullar
Inflammation-induced Cancer: Mechanisms and Novel Treatments A/prof Kulmira Nurgali Medicine and Radiology
Informal Communities in Cancer Treatment Project Lead Dr Matt Grant Medicine and Radiology
Innovation in radiation skin Toxicity management for patients with curative head and neck cancer: The INTACT Study Chair of Cancer Nursing Professor Mei Krishnasamy Nursing
Inter and Intra-tumour heterogeneity in metastatic colorectal cancer Group Leader, acting Head of Department Associate Professor Fred Hollande Clinical Pathology
International Mismatch Repair Consortium Project Leader Professor Mark Jenkins Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Investigating mucosal and systemic immune responses to bacteria Prof Neil O'Brien-Simpson Melbourne Dental School
Investigating the Dystrophin-Glycoprotein Complex to Protect Muscles from Wasting Conditions Research Project Leader Professor Gordon Lynch
Physiology
Investigating the link between phenotype change and treatment resistance in prostate cancer Associate Professor Niall Corcoran Surgery
Investigating the role of cachexia in the response to surgical tumour resection in mice Research Project Leader Professor Gordon Lynch
Physiology
Isabelle Rouiller laboratory Associate Professor Isabelle Rouiller
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Kaat Koort - Aboriginal Brain Health Study Indigenous Epidemiology and Health Unit Head, Associate Dean (Indigenous) for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Professor Sandra Eades Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Kallies laboratory: Molecular immunology Head of Laboratory Professor Axel Kallies
Microbiology and Immunology
Kerala Diabetes Prevention Program Nossal Institute for Global Health
Koopman laboratory: Clinical nutrition and muscle metabolism Head of Laboratory Dr René Koopman
Physiology
Learning from skeletal muscles to develop new treatments for cancer Research Project Leader Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Physiology Research
Live imaging of cellular signalling in vascular development and disease models Project Leader Professor Ben Hogan
Liver Group Professor Christopher Christophi
Surgery
Liz Hinde laboratory Head of Research Group Dr Elizabeth Hinde
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Low Literacy Decision Aid about Reproductive Choices for Younger Women with Breast Cancer Project Lead Dr Michelle Peate Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Lynch laboratory: Basic and clinical myology Head of Laboratory Professor Gordon Lynch
Physiology
Mangum Lab: Translational Proteomics Head of Laboratory Dr Jonathan Mangum
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Manipulating immunity to fight infection and tumours A/Prof Justine Mintern Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Manipulating Recipient Immunological Microenvironment to Improve Outcomes in Allogeneic Transplantation Prof David Ritchie Medicine and Radiology
Manometric studies on oesophageal atresia and colorectal disorders Project Leader Dr Sebastian King Paediatrics
Mantamadiotis laboratory: Brain Cancer Molecular Biology Dr Theo Mantamadiotis
Microbiology and Immunology
Maternal, Sexual and Reproductive Health Head of Unit (Interim) Sumit Kane
Nossal Institute for Global Health
MatesMonitor Dr Tania King
Professor Tony Lamontagne
Centre for Health Equity
Medical School
Men's Health Unit Head Professor John Hopper Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Mental Health Policy and Practice Unit Head Professor Jane Pirkis
Centre for Mental Health
Mesenchymal Stem Cell-based Therapies for Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Colorectal Cancer A/prof Kulmira Nurgali Medicine and Radiology
Metabolic reprogramming of skeletal muscle stem cells Research Project Leader Professor Gordon Lynch Physiology
Metastasis Research Group Professor Albert G Frauman
Medicine and Radiology
Michael Parker laboratory Head of Laboratory and Director, Bio21 Institute Professor Michael Parker
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Microbiology and Immunology
Mindwise: A multifaceted intervention to improve mental health literacy in staff and students of a multi-campus university Project Leader Associate Professor Nicola Reavley
Centre for Mental Health
Missed nursing care. An exploration of missed nursing are in cancer contexts Chair of Cancer Nursing Professor Mei Krishnasamy Nursing
Molecular basis for growth factor surveillance in natural killer cells Project Leader Dr Alexander David Barrow Microbiology and Immunology
Molecular basis for growth factor surveillance in natural killer cells Dr Alexander David Barrow Microbiology and Immunology
Molecular basis for growth factor surveillance in plasmacytoid dendritic cells Project Leader Dr Alexander David Barrow Microbiology and Immunology
Molecular basis for growth factor surveillance in plasmacytoid dendritic cells Dr Alexander David Barrow Microbiology and Immunology
Molecular mechanisms controlling lymphangiogenesis Project Leader Professor Ben Hogan
Molecular mechanisms of drug resistance in cancer Project Leader Dr Jonathon Mangum Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Molecular Mechanisms of Tumour Resistance Laboratory Dr Rodney Luwor Surgery
Molecular Microbiology and Reproductive Health Research Group Honorary, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women's Hospital/Mercy Professor Suzanne M. Garland
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
MR1 – a molecular alarm system that detects pathogen metabolites Professor Jose Villadangos Microbiology and Immunology
MRFF Million Minds project - Bringing family, community, culture and country to indigenous youth mental health care Indigenous Epidemiology and Health Unit Head, Associate Dean (Indigenous) for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Professor Sandra Eades Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Mueller laboratory: Visualising the immune system in action Head of Laboratory Professor Scott Mueller
Microbiology and Immunology
Multidisciplinary care for women with metastatic breast cancer Project Leader Professor Meinir Krishnasamy Nursing
Nerve transfers for restoration of upper limb function in tetraplegia Project Leader Dr Arthur Hsueh Centre for Health Policy
Neural Dynamics Laboratory Group Leader Dr Chris French
Medicine and Radiology
Neuroepidemiology Unit Head Dr Sandra Neate Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Neurosurgery Professor Kate Drummond
Surgery
New reagent for detection of program cell death Dr Peter J Wookey Medicine and Radiology
Next Generation - Aboriginal Youth Wellbeing Study Indigenous Epidemiology and Health Unit Head, Associate Dean (Indigenous) for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Professor Sandra Eades Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence for Reducing the Burden of Colorectal Cancer by Optimising Screening Project Leader Professor Jon Emery,
Herman Professor of Primary Care Cancer Research
General Practice
Non Communicable Disease Unit Unit Head Professor Brian Oldenburg
Nossal Institute for Global Health
Novel Approaches in Therapeutic Endoscopy A/prof Alan Moss Medicine and Radiology
Novel genetic interactions with the double-stranded RNA-induced autoimmunity pathways A/Prof Carl Walkley Medicine and Radiology
Novel investigations and treatments for intractable, chronic constipation Project Leader Dr Bridget Southwell Paediatrics
Novel treatments for colorectal disorders Project Leader Dr Sebastian King Paediatrics
OPPtiC: A pilot feasibility study of establishing a clinical opioid pharmacogenomics database in palliative care Program Trial Coordinator Leeanne Pasanen Medicine and Radiology
Optimising the Capability of the Allied Health Workforce within Cancer Prehabilitation Project Leader Professor Lynette Joubert Social Work
Optimising the management of patients awaiting liver transplantation Professor Christopher Christophi
Senior Lecturer Michael Fink
Surgery
PaCCSC RAPID Series - Cancer-related Lymphoedema Beth Russell Medicine and Radiology
Paediatric and Adolescent Fertility Preservation Taskforce Senior Lecturer Yasmin Jayasinghe
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Paediatric Fertility Decision Aid Study Project Lead Dr Michelle Peate Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Palliative Nexus Group Leader Professor Jennifer Philip
Medicine and Radiology
PanSupport - development of an experience based co-design, supportive care app with and for people affected by pancreatic cancer Chair of Cancer Nursing Professor Mei Krishnasamay Nursing
Patient reported outcomes: getting the timing right Project Leader Chris Schilling Centre for Health Policy
Personalising treatments for genetic diseases Dr David Ascher Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
PhD Projects Nossal Institute for Global Health
Physiology
Population Interventions Unit Head Professor Tony Blakely
Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Population Mental Health Unit Head Associate Professor Nicola Reavley
Centre for Mental Health
Postnatal germ cells are controlled by FSH during ‘minipuberty’ at 3-6 months of age, and deranged by cryptorchidism to cause seminoma and infertility Project Leader Dr Ruili Li Paediatrics
Practice Research Program in Health and Mental Health Head of Research Group Professor Lynette Joubert
Social Work
Precision prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer in Lynch syndrome Associate Professor Aung Win Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Precursor exhausted T cells in chronic infection and tumors Project Leader Professor Axel Kallies Microbiology and Immunology
Predicting tumour evolution, immune surveillance and editing using integromic classification of the tumour microenvironment Associate Professor Daniel Buchanan Clinical Pathology
Prediction of ovarian malignancy in children with ovarian cysts Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Predictors and consequences of allergies that impact on children getting a healthy start to life Unit Head Prof Shyamali Dharmage Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Preparing for clincial trials of synchrotron microbeam radiation therapy for cancer treatment Professor of Women's Health Research Professsor Peter Rogers Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Prevalence of menstrual disorders in young women and associations with the early life environment Prof Martha Hickey Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Prevalence of Risk Factors for Melanoma in Primary Care Patients using the MelaTools Risk Calculator Project Leader Professor Jon Emery,
Herman Professor of Primary Care Cancer Research,
General Practice
Prevention and management of non-communicable diseases (including cancer), and promotion of mental health
Priorities and Needs of Women Living with Advanced Cancer Project Lead Dr Michelle Peate Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Promoting an improved patient experience in gynaecological cancer care Project Leader Professor Lynette Joubert Social Work
Promoting health, wellbeing and health services efficiency through a tailored navigation program for older adults with cancer (PARTNER) Chair of Cancer Nursing Professor Mei Krishnasamy Nursing
Prostate Cancer Head of Group Professor Christopher Hovens
Deputy Laboratory Head Associate Professor Niall Corcoran
Surgery
Prostate cancer progression inhibition Group Leader Professor Albert G Frauman Medicine and Radiology
Prostate Cancer Research Group Professor Christopher Hovens
Surgery
Pébay laboratory: Stem Cell Disease Modelling Head of Laboratory Professor Alice Pebay
Anatomy and Neuroscience
RAPID Postmarketing Study - Medicinal Cannabis Medicine and Radiology
Rare Disease Oncogenomics Head of Laboratory Dr Richard Tothill
Clinical Pathology
Rational Protein Engineering Dr David Ascher Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Reducing disparities in mortality and survival for rural Victorians with colorectal cancer Rebecca Bergin General Practice
Reducing the burden of colorectal cancer by optimising screening: evidence to clinical practice Project Leader Professor Mark Jenkins Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Regulation of blood cell production by endothelial cell-derived retinoic acid receptor gamma Professor Louise Purton Medicine and Radiology
Regulation of cancer stem cell self-renewal in colorectal cancer Group Leader, Acting deputy Head of Department Associate Professor Fred Hollande Clinical Pathology
Regulation of invadopodium function and involvement in cancer cell invasion Dr Stanley Stylli Surgery
Regulation of personalised digital closed loop systems to manage diabetes in children Centre for Health Equity
Regulators of allogeneic stem cell engraftment, graft versus host disease and graft-versus leukaemia Group Leader Professor David Ritchie Medicine and Radiology
Renal supportive care of patients with advanced chronic kidney disease Kathryn Ducharlet Medicine and Radiology
Reproductive Steroids Research Group Professor Mathis Grossmann, MD, PhD, FRACP
Medicine and Radiology
Resident memory T cells (Trm) Project Leader Professor Axel Kallies Microbiology and Immunology
Restoring immunocompetency in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Senior Research Officer & Lab Manager Catherine Kennedy, PhD Microbiology and Immunology
The role of the essential biometal zinc in pathological and physiological processes Professor Graham Baldwin
Dr Oneel Patel
Dr Joseph Ischia
Surgery
Role of p-21-activated kinases in pancreactic cancer Professor Graham Baldwin
Dr Mehrdad Nikfarjam
Surgery
Role of the EHF transcription factor in breast cancer Professor John Mariadason Medicine and Radiology
Role of the Nervous System in Cancer Development and Progression A/prof Kulmira Nurgali Medicine and Radiology
The role of the Renin Angiotensin System in tumour progression and recurrence following tumour resection Professor Christopher Christophi Surgery
Roles of macrophages subpopulations in tumour microenvironment in gastric cancer Dr Adrian Achuthan Medicine and Radiology
School of Biomedical Sciences
School of Health Science
Sepsis pathway compliance and outcomes for haematology patients Prof Monica Slavin Medicine and Radiology
Serum biomarkers of brain cancer Dr Andrew Morokoff Surgery
Sex-specific regulation of adipose tissue immune cells Project Leader Professor Axel Kallies Microbiology and Immunology
Sexual dysfunction in women who have experienced cancer Dr Michelle Peate Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Small molecules for BIG targets- Targeting protein-protein interactions with fragments Dr David Ascher Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Spinal Biology Laboratory Doctor Gerald Quan
Surgery
Stem Cell Disease Modelling Professor Alice Pèbay
Surgery
STEP Care Clinical Trial Project Lead Anna Collins Medicine and Radiology
STOP MS Study Unit Head Dr Sandra Neate Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Structural Biology of Cancer Professor Michael Parker Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Structural biology of proteins involved in cancer Dr Craig Morton Medicine and Radiology
Studying the Continuum of Cancer Care through Linking Primary Data Research Project Leader Professor Jon Emery General Practice
Supporting earlier cancer diagnosis and efficient referral pathways in general practice General Practice
Surgical Research Group Chair of Paediatric Surgery Professor John M Hutson AO
Paediatrics
Tackling drug resistance Dr David Ascher Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Targeting the angiogenic and osteoclastic pathways in spinal cancer Doctor Gerald Quan
Doctor Gerald Quan
Surgery
Targeting the Lymphatics in colorectal Liver metastasis Professor Christopher Christophi Surgery
Taylor: Jack Brockhoff Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Research Unit Head of Research Unit Professor Ian Taylor
Anatomy and Neuroscience
teen Mental Health First Aid Project Leader Dr Laura Hart
Centre for Mental Health
The ABACUS group Project Leader Dr Carolyn Nickson Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The assessment of oral cancer risk using a chair-side tool for salivary aldehyde production Professor Michael McCullough Surgery
The ATTUNE Study: Feasibility of Patient-Reported Outcomes for Lung Cancer Chair of Cancer Nursing Professor Mei Krishnasamy Nursing
The CGA-Oncology Study: Comprehensive geriatric assessment and intervention in older lung cancer patients Project Lead Professor Andrea B Maier Medicine and Radiology
The delay in the follow up of abnormal test results associated with undiagnosed prevalent cancer in primary care Project Leader Professor Jon Emery
General Practice
The development of a nurse-sensitive, cancer care complexity index Project Leader Professor Meinir Krishnasamy Nursing
The development of anti-NPY1 receptor antibodies for research into and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and cancer Dr Peter J Wookey Medicine and Radiology
The EXPERT Study. Defining characteristics of cancer nursing expertise Chair of Cancer Nursing Professor Mei Krishnasamy Nursing
The Genomic Drivers of High Risk Prostate cancer Professor Christopher Hovens Surgery
The HOLISM Study Professor George Jelinek Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The impact of cancer therapies on the bone marrow microenvironment Professor Louise Purton Medicine and Radiology
The Impact of Inflammation-Driven Cancers on Immune Ageing Prof David Ritchie Medicine and Radiology
The MSOC Study PhD Candidate William Bevens Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The National Centre for Infections in Cancer Nursing
The PEPP Study Unit Head Dr Sandra Neate Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The perception of special needs dentistry amongst newly graduate dentists Dr Hajer Derbi Melbourne Dental School
The Psychosocial Health and Wellbeing Research (emPoWeR) Unit Research Group Leader Dr Michelle Peate
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The QUAL MS study Associate Professor Sandra Neate Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The role of EGFR Signaling in Glioblastoma Progression and Resistance to Current Therapies Dr Rodney Luwor Surgery
The role of FANCM gene in inherited breast cancer A/Prof Andrew Deans Medicine and Radiology
The role of invadopodia in glioma invasion and response to therapeutics Dr Stanley Stylli Surgery
The role of invadopodia in glioma invasion and response to therapeutics Dr Stanley Stylli Surgery
The role of masculinity in the suicidality of men aged 80 or more Centre for Health Equity
The role of miRNA in oral mucosal disorders Professor Michael McCullough Surgery
The role of RECQL4 gene in cancer predispositon Dr Andrew Deans Medicine and Radiology
The role of RNA editing enzyme ADAR1 in liver homeostasis and metabolism A/Prof Carl Walkley Medicine and Radiology
The role of STAT3-mediated Cancer Progression and Resistance to Current Therapies Dr Rodney Luwor Surgery
The treatment of the brain tumour glioblastoma (GBM) Dr Peter J Wookey Medicine and Radiology
Therapeutic potential of skeletal muscle plasticity and slow muscle programming for muscular dystrophy Research Project Leader Professor Gordon Lynch
Physiology
TIGER home based rehab for advanced lung cancer: RCT Project Leader Professor Linda Denehy Physiotherapy
Tobacco intervention modelling Professor Tony Blakely Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Tobacco-attributable mortality Project Leader Professor Alan Lopez
Toward the health promoting university: enhancing the student experience and academic outcomes Project Leader Prof Lena Sanci (Department of General Practice)
Project Leader Associate Professor Harry Minas
Centre for Mental Health
Trainee Programs Nossal Institute for Global Health
Trans-generational effects: exposures before conception & offspring risk of asthma and allergies Unit Head Professor Shyamali Dharmage Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Translating Evidence into Practice: Optimising and Facilitating Prevention and Screening in Women with a Strong Family History of Breast Cancer Centre for Health Equity
Treatment outcome in older lung cancer patients: does the biological age predict it? Prof. Andrea Maier Medicine and Radiology
Twin and Family Registry Management Unit Head Professor John Hopper Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Twins Research Australia Unit Head Professor John Hopper Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Ultrasound Group Leader Professor Robert N Gibson
Medicine and Radiology
Understanding how immune cell function is impacted by novel therapies in patients with B cell malignancies Prof David Ritchie Medicine and Radiology
Understanding how the ATPase p97 functions at molecular level Associate Professor Isabelle Rouiller Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Understanding immune dysfunction in acute myeloid leukemia A/Prof Justine Mintern Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Understanding the aetiology of Serrated Polyposis Syndrome Head of Laboratory Dr Daniel Buchanan Clinical Pathology
Understanding the biology of Merkel cell carcinoma Head of Laboratory Dr Richard Tothill Clinical Pathology
Understanding the cause of human papillomavirus (HPV)-negative cervical cancers in Australian women Dr Gerald Murray Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Understanding The Immune Environment in Metastatic Melanoma Surgeon, Project Leader Dr David Gyorki Surgery
Understanding the immune microenvironment in brain tumours Dr Theo Mantamadiotis Microbiology and Immunology
Understanding the microenvironment of lymphodema Dr Ramin Shayan Surgery
Understanding the Molecular Consequences of Mutations Dr David Ascher David Ascher Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Understanding the role of CXCR7 in lymphodema following radiation injury Dr Ramin Shayan Surgery
Undescended testis and inguinal hernia result from defects in the same mechanism Project Leader Professor John M Hutson AO Paediatrics
Unravelling the mysteries of E3 ubiquitin ligase in regulating skeletal muscle size and function Research Project Leader Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Physiology Research
Use of Connexin43 peptides as a treatment for glioma Dr Stanley Stylli Surgery
Use of tools to detect medication related problems in emergency departments Professor Elizabeth Manias Psychiatry
Using the immune system to kill tumours A/Prof Justine Mintern Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Using transcriptional analyses to understand recognition of tumours by natural killer cells Professor Andrew Brooks Microbiology and Immunology
Vaccine design and development to improve immune responses to viral diseases and cancer Prof Neil O'Brien-Simpson Melbourne Dental School
VCCC Building Capability in Clinical Trials Program Program Trial Coordinator Leeanne Pasanen Medicine and Radiology
VIVARIUM – next-generation proportional multi-state life-table simulation model Professor Tony Blakely Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Watt laboratory: Metabolism and Diabetes Head of Laboratory Professor Matthew Watt
Physiology
Western Health Cancer Research Group Leader Professor Michael Green
Medicine and Radiology
What causes adult asthma, COPD and sleep disordered breathing Unit Head Professor Shyamali Dharmage Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
What workplaces can do to improve mental health Project Leader Associate Professor Nicola Reavley
Centre for Mental Health
WHO Collaborating Centre Nossal Institute for Global Health
WomenCAN: Promoting and advancing women’s health and wellbeing after cancer Dr Michelle Peate Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Impact of risk-reducing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy on non-cancer outcomes in young high-risk women: a multicentre prospective study. Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Melbourne, The Royal Women's Hospital Professor Martha Hickey Obstetrics and Gynaecology
WorkplaceAid: a trial on improving mental health and physical first aid skills in the workplace Project Leader Professor Anthony Jorm Centre for Mental Health
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