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The core specialist methods of our researchers include: epidemiology and population health research, predictive statistical forecasting and microsimulation modelling, large-scale linked data analysis, systematic review and meta-analysis, biostatistical methods, health economic evaluation, health services research and behavioural and implementation science.

Our researchers have extensive and expanding collaborations with researchers in other disciplines, including clinicians and basic scientists, both in Australia and internationally.

Professor Karen Canfell

Professor Karen Canfell

Director, The Daffodil Centre; Stream lead, Cervical Cancer and HPV
Professor Anne Cust

Professor Anne Cust

Deputy Director, The Daffodil Centre; Stream lead, Melanoma and Skin Cancer

Dr Xin An

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Katie Armstrong

Program Specialist

Dr Jannah Baker

Research Fellow

Timothy Balshaw

Project Coordinator

Albert Bang

Data Analyst

Dr Larisa Barnes

Research Fellow and Project Manager

Katherine Barron

Program Manager
Professor Deborah Bateson AM

Professor Deborah Bateson

Professor of Practice

Dr Asres Bedaso Tilahune

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Chantale Boustany

Research Manager

Dr Denise Campbell

Systematic Reviewer

Chelsea Carle

Systematic Review Specialist
Dr Michael Caruana

Associate Professor Michael Caruana

Stream lead, Mathematical Modelling

Dr Jennifer Cauchi

Research Coordinator
Dr Karen Chiam

Dr Karen Chiam

Research Fellow
Telma Costa

Dr Telma Costa

Research Fellow

Professor Michael David

Stream Lead, Research Methods
Professor Anna DeFazio

Professor Anna deFazio

Sydney West Chair in Translational Cancer Research, University of Sydney, Westmead Clinical School; Department of Gynaecological Oncology, Westmead Hospital, The Westmead Institute for Medical Research

Sandra Devaraj

Executive Assistant to Director
Professional staff photo of Dr Rachael Dodd

Dr Rachael Dodd

Senior Research Fellow
Kate Dunlop

Dr Kate Dunlop

Research Fellow
Sam Egger

Sam Egger

Biostatistician
Dr Eleonora Feletto

Associate Professor Eleonora Feletto

Stream lead, Gastrointestinal Cancers Policy and Evaluation
Victoria Freeman

Victoria Freeman

Systematic Reviewer

Han Ge

Research Programmer
David Goldsbury

David Goldsbury

Statistician and PhD candidate
Dr Michaela Hall

Dr Michaela Hall

Research Fellow

Millie Anna Hanlon

Project Coordinator
Dr Emily He

Dr Emily He

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Yue He

Postdoctoral Modelling Analyst

Karen Hill

Stream lead, Daffodil Centre Manager of Operations
Professor Nehmat Houssami

Professor Nehmat Houssami

Stream lead, Breast cancer clinical and population health
Suzy Hughes

Suzanne Hughes

Program Manager, Systematic Reviews

Harriet Hui

Senior Research Assistant
Saima Islam

Dr Saima Islam

Research Fellow
Chloe Jennett

Chloe Jennett

Program Coordinator and PhD Candidate

Clare Kahn

Project coordinator – Editorial support
Dr Yoon-Jung Kang

Dr Yoon-Jung Kang

Research fellow
Dr Adam Keane

Dr Adam Keane

Research Fellow

Anna Kelly

Senior Research Assistant

Alison Kelly

Centre Coordinator

James Killen

Principal Modeller

Dr Bora Kim

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Ankur Kohar

Research Officer

Kelera Levu

Research Assistant
Dr Jie-Bin Lew

Dr Jie-Bin Lew

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Tong Li

Research Fellow

Helen Ya-Lun Liang

Data Analyst
Dr Qingwei Luo

Dr Qingwei Luo

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Dan Luo

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Philip Ly

PhD Candidate and Research Assistant

Dr Luke Marinovich

Senior Research Fellow

Susan Martinez

Senior Research Administrator

Dr Kirstie McLoughlin

Research Fellow
Nicola Meagher

Dr Nicola Meagher

Research Fellow

Dr Melissa A. Merritt

Stream Co-Lead, Ovarian Cancer
Dr David Mizrahi

Dr David Mizrahi

Research Fellow
Dr Visalini Nair Shalliker

Dr Visalini Nair-Shalliker

Senior Research Fellow
Preston Ngo

Preston Ngo

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr Diep Nguyen

Dr Diep Nguyen

Research Fellow
Carolyn Nickson

Associate Professor Carolyn Nickson

Stream Lead, Breast Cancer Policy and Evaluation

Dr Monjura Nisha

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Xavier O’Farrell

Modelling Assistant

Amy Pagotto

Project Coordinator

Matthew Palmer

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Professor Megan Passey

Professor of Rural Health, Stream lead Tobacco Behaviour Change and Implementation

Dr Alison Pearce

Stream lead, Health Economics

Methmi Perera

Research Assistant
Dr Lara Petelin

Dr Lara Petelin

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Gabriela Pinto-Lane

Program Support Manager
Dr Pietro Procopio

Dr Pietro Procopio

Research Fellow

Rani Radhika Chand

Research Assistant

Dr Md Mijanur Rahman

Research Fellow
Isabel Rewais

Isabel Rewais

Research Assistant
Gillian Reyes-Marcelino

Gillian Reyes-Marcelino

PhD Candidate and Research Assistant

Kay Rimalos

Modelling Assistant

Olivia Riva Boschini

Administrative Officer

Dr Daniela Rivas

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Caitlin McLachlan

Caitlin Rogers

Senior Research Assistant

Dr Shiho Rose

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Associate Professor Claudia Rutherford

Associate Professor Claudia Rutherford

Associate Professor and University of Sydney à Beckett Senior Research Fellow

Dr Rehana A Salam

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Peter Sarich

Research Fellow

Joanne Scarfe

Research Fellow

Laura Sergeant

Project Coordinator
Dr Kate Simms

Dr Kate Simms

Senior Research Fellow, Cervical Cancer and HPV

Nehal Singh

Research Assistant
Dr Amelia Smit

Dr Amelia Smit

Research Fellow
Associate Professor David Smith

Associate Professor David Smith

Stream lead, Prostate Cancer
Dr Megan Smith

Associate Professor Megan Smith

Principal Research Fellow, Cervical Cancer and HPV

Dr Andrea Smith

Research Fellow

Associate Professor Ben Smith

Senior Implementation Scientist
Associate Professor Julia Steinberg

Associate Professor Julia Steinberg

Stream Lead, Genomics and Precision Health

Margaret-Ann Tait

Research Manager/PhD Student

Hamzeh M Tanha

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Pavla Vaneckova

Dr Pavla Vaneckova

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr Louiza Velentzis

Dr Louiza S Velentzis

Stream Co-lead and Senior Research Fellow
Dr Stephen Wade

Dr Stephen Wade

Research Fellow

Stephanie Walker

Project Coordinator
Caitlin Ward

Caitlin Ward

Marketing and Communications Manager
Dr Christina Watts

Dr Christina Watts

Research Fellow
Dr Caroline Watts

Dr Caroline Watts

Research Fellow
Associate Professor Marianne Weber

Associate Professor Marianne Weber

Stream lead, Lung Cancer Policy and Evaluation
Professor Kate White

Professor Kate White

Stream lead, Supportive care and patient outcomes

Dr Lauren Winkler (nee Touyz)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr Joachim Worthington

Dr Joachim Worthington

Research Fellow
Dr Xue Qin Yu

Associate Professor Xue Qin Yu

Associate Professor

Dr Susan Yuill

Systematic Review Specialist and PhD candidate