Researchers

Our strength is our personnel

 

Department Heads

Nick Pavlakis BSc, MBBS, MMed (Clin. Epi), PhD, FRACP
Appointment: Associate Professor, The University of Sydney Northern Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health
Positions: Co-head, Bill Walsh Translational Cancer Research Laboratory; Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee, Australasian Lung Cancer Trials Group (ALTG)
Senior Staff Specialist, Dept. of Medical Oncology Royal North Shore Hospital Email: [email protected]
Stephen Clarke OAM, MBBS, PhD, MD, FRACP, FAChPM
Appointment: Professor, The University of Sydney Northern Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health
Positions: Co-head, Bill Walsh Translational Cancer Research Laboratory; Director, Area Cancer Services Northern Sydney Local Health District, Senior Staff Specialist in Dept. Medical Oncology, Royal North Shore Hospital
Email: [email protected]
Helen Wheeler MBBS, FRACP
Appointment: Associate Professor, The University of Sydney Northern Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health
Position: Co-head, Bill Walsh Translational Cancer Research Laboratory; Senior Staff Specialist, Head Dept. Medical Oncology, Royal North Shore Hospital
Email: [email protected]

Research Director

Viive Howell BSc (App), MSc, PhD
Appointment: Associate Professor, The University of Sydney Northern Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health
Position: Laboratory Research Director, Bill Walsh Translational Cancer Research Laboratory
Email: [email protected]

Laboratory Manager

Rozelle Harvie BSc, MSc
Appointment: Honorary Associate, The University of Sydney Northern Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health
Position: Senior Hospital Scientist, Laboratory Manager
Email: [email protected]

Post-doctoral Researchers

Emily Colvin BMedSc (Hons), PhD
Appointment: Associate Lecturer, The University of Sydney Northern Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health
Position: Postdoctoral Scientist, ovarian cancer research. CINSW Early Career Research Fellow; Proud family Cancer Research Fellow
Email: [email protected]
Connie_smallConnie Diakos BSc(Hons), PhD MBBS FRACP
Appointment: Jennifer Price Oncology Research Fellow.
Position: Postdoctoral Scientist, colorectal cancer research. Medical Oncologist, Dept. Medical Oncology, Royal North Shore Hospital.
Email: [email protected]
Amanda Hudson BSc (Hons), PhD
Appointment: Associate Lecturer, The University of Sydney Northern Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health
Position: Postdoctoral Scientist, brain cancer research. Sydney Neuro Oncology Group Postdoctoral Fellow.
Email: [email protected]
Kelly McKelvey BBiomedSci(Hons), PhD
Appointment: Associate Lecturer, The University of Sydney Northern Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health
Position: Postdoctoral Scientist, brain cancer research. Matt Callander Beanie for Brain Cancer HMRI Fellow funded by the Mark Hughes Foundation
Email: [email protected]
sarahSarah Hayes BMedSc (Hons), PhD
Appointment: Associate Lecturer, The University of Sydney Northern Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health
Position: Postdoctoral Scientist, lung cancer research. Tour de Cure / Fight for a Cure Early Career Research Fellow
Email: [email protected]
Sumit Sahni B.Pharma, PhD
Appointment: Lecturer,  The University of Sydney Northern Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health 
Position: Boncardo Fellow in Pancreatic Cancer 
Email: [email protected]
sarahYaser Gholami Medical Physics, PhD
Appointment: Associate Lecturer, School of Physics, University of Sydney
Position: Postdoctoral Scientist Nuclear Nanomedicine
Email: [email protected]

 

Scholars in Cancer Research

David Chan BSc (Med), MBBS, FRACP
Position: NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship, Sydney Medical School – Northern, University of Sydney, Medical Oncologist, North Shore Private Hospital
Email: [email protected]
Malmaruha Arasaratnam MBBS, FRACP
Position: Sydney Vital Postgraduate Scholarship in Immunotherapy in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer – Sydney Medical School – Northern, University of Sydney
Email: [email protected]
AdrianAdrian Lee BSc (Med), MBBS (Hons), FRACP
Position: Rebecca Cooper Foundation Scholarship Award, PhD Scholar, Sydney Medical School – Northern, University of Sydney, Medical Oncologist, Royal North Shore Hospital
Email: [email protected]
AngelaAngela Cho BBiomedSc
Position: Sydney Neuro Oncology Group PhD Scholar, Sydney Medical School – Northern, University of Sydney
Email: [email protected]
Chris NahmChris Nahm LTCL, BSc (Med), MBBS (Hons), FRACS
Position: Australian Postgraduate Scholarship Award, PhD Scholar, Clinical Lecturer Discipline of Surgery Sydney Medical School – Northern, University of Sydney, Fellow Upper GI Surgical Unit, Royal North Shore Hospital.
Email[email protected]
MItchinsMalinda Itchins BMedSci, MBBS (Hons), FRACP
Position: PhD Scholar, Sydney Medical School – Northern, University of Sydney, Medical Oncologist, Royal North Shore Hospital

Research Assistants

Elizabeth Millar BSc (Hons)
Position: Hospital Scientist (Part-time), Royal North Shore Hospital
Email: [email protected]

Ramya Kumar BEng (Biotechnology), Masters in Molecular Biology
Position : Research Assistant

Senior Associate Investigators

Frances Boyle AM MBBS, FRACP, PhD
Appointment: Professor of Medical Oncology, Sydney Medical School – Northern, University of Sydney
Positions: Medical Oncologist and Director of Patricia Ritchie Centre for Cancer Care and Research, Mater Hospital
Email: [email protected]
Ross Davey BSc, PhD
Appointment: Adjunct Professor (retired)
Position: Consultant, Director (retired), Bill Walsh Translational Cancer Research Laboratory
Email: [email protected]
Jonathon Parkinson MBBS, PhD, FRACS
Appointment: VMO Neurosurgeon, Royal North Shore and North Shore Private Hospitals.
Email: [email protected]
SimonSimon Haefliger MD PhD
Appointment: Medical Oncologist/Post-doctoral Fellow
Position: Collaborator lung cancer research
Email: [email protected]

Research Support Staff

Zoltan Kerestes PhD
Position: IT Systems Manager, Medical Oncology and Bill Walsh Translational Cancer Research Laboratory, Royal North Shore Hospital
Email: [email protected]