Cervical cancer caused over 340,000 deaths in women worldwide in 2020. Yet evidence produced through this stream of research has shown that cervical cancer can be eliminated as a public health problem in Australia and globally. Research by the team continues to make a significant contribution to both national and international policy development for cervical cancer control. The team’s work spans modelling, observational epidemiology, clinical trials, and data analysis to create a template for how multiple evidence-based interventions can combine to form a roadmap for a cancer free future. The team co-leads the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Cervical Cancer Control (C4), the large-scale Compass trial, and is part of the COVID and Cancer Global Modelling Consortium, supporting decision makers on decisions around screening and vaccination during and after the pandemic.
Current areas of focus within this stream include: