Each of our Medical Research Advisory Committee members are cancer scientists of the highest national and, in many cases, global repute. These cancer scientists are leaders in Australian cancer research and consider all applications received for ACRF grants funding, making recommendations to the Board of Trustees of ACRF as to where grants could be awarded for maximum impact and innovation in cancer prevention, diagnosis and cure.
Procedures of the Committee include assessment of applications by referees and independent expert assessors, visits to sites where grants will be applied to fund laboratories and house equipment and interviews of selected short-listed candidates. Membership of the Foundation’s MRAC is authorised by the Commonwealth Department of Health.
Each cancer scientist who sits on the MRAC is appointed on a three yearly basis, after which they may either stand down or seek re-election. For details of the Foundation’s grants procedures click here.
Our Medical Research Advisory Committee cancer scientists:
Members of the MRAC of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation:
|Chairman of the ACRF Medical Research Advisory Committee:Professor Ian Frazer AC, MB, ChB (Edinburgh), MD (Melbourne).
Appointed to the MRAC in 2005, Chairman since 2009. Director, Diamantina Institute for Cancer Immunology and Metabolic Medicine (DI).
|Professor Mathew A Vadas AO, BSc, MB, BS, PhD, DSc
Appointed to the MRAC in 1997, Chairman between 1997-2007. Executive Director & Professor of Medicine, Central Clinical School, Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine & Cell Biology, University of Sydney.
|Professor Michelle Haber AM, BSc (Psych) (Hons), PhD, Hon DSc UNSW.
Appointed to the MRAC in 2012. Executive Director, Children’s Cancer Institute Australia, Sydney; Conjoint Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of NSW.
|Professor Doug Hilton BSc (Hons), PhD
Appointed to the MRAC in 2008. NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow; Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute; Professor, The University of Melbourne.
|Professor Philip Hogg BSc (Hons), PhD UQ
Appointed to the MRAC in 2003. NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow; Director, UNSW Cancer Research Centre, University of NSW, Sydney.
|Professor Peter Klinken, BSc, PhD, Dip Ed
Appointed to the MRAC in 2007. Director with the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research in the Centre for Medical Research, The University of Western Australia.
|Professor Geoffrey J Lindeman BSc(Med) MBBS(Hons) PhD FRACP
Appointed to the MRAC in 2005. Department Of Medical Oncology and Familial Cancer Centre, Royal Melbourne Hospital; Victorian Breast Cancer Research Consortium Laboratory, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research/Rotary Bone Marrow Research Labs.
|Professor Jennifer Stow, BSc (Hons), PhD
Appointed to the MRAC in 2009. NHMRC Principal Research Fellow; Deputy Director (Research) and Group Leader Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland.
|Professor Joseph A Trapani, PhD
Appointed to the MRAC in 2007. Director of Research and Head of the Cancer Immunology Program at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne.
|Professor Emma Whitelaw
Appointed to the MRAC in 2012. NHMRC Australia Fellow; Director of the La Trobe Institute of Molecular Sciences.