Matthew Palmer is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Cervical Cancer and HPV stream at the Daffodil Centre, with a focus on sexual and reproductive health policy, and cervical cancer prevention in the Western Pacific region. His PhD was conducted in Japan jointly with the University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Sexual Health Unit, and the National Cancer Center, Institute for Cancer Control in Japan delivering outcomes to inform decision making for cervical screening screening and vaccination policies for Japanese women.
He has held positions locally and across the Western Pacific region with government and non-government sectors including WHO Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO), and Ministries of Health. In addition to his research activities, Matthew continues to support work within the region to translate research into evidence for decision making.
Key skills & experience: Sexual & reproductive health policy, cervical cancer prevention, health systems evaluation, epidemiology, & health economic evaluations.