Research areas and publications

Our recent academic outputs demonstrate the cross-disciplinary nature and expertise of our cancer prevention team.

Professor Patrick Humbert

Profile photo of Patrick Humbert.Professor Humbert is interested in how cell asymmetry and tissue organization can regulate cancer initiation, progression and metastasis with the ultimate aim to devise therapeutics to help tumours to “reorganize” themselves, thereby stopping the cancer’s growth and spread.


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Professor Jonathan Cebon

Associate Professor Alex Dobrovic

Associate Professor Dobrovic focuses on developing feasible approaches for the analysis of tissue and liquid biopsy samples from cancer patients to enable the implementation of precision medicine.


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Professor Matthias Ernst

Associate Professor Sophie Hill

Associate Professor Hill is the Head of the Centre for Health Communication and Participation at La Trobe University. The Centre investigates the best ways to increase the participation of consumers in health care through effective communication.


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Associate Professor Conor Hogan

Professor Catherine Itsiopolous

Professor Itsiopolous' major research interests include randomised controlled clinical intervention studies in diabetes, cardiovascular disease and the metabolic syndrome utilizing the Mediterranean diet as a model of intervention.


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Associate Professor Marc Kvansakul

Associate Professor Kvansakul's interests include understanding the molecular mechanism underlying cell polarity regulation using a range of structural biology techniques including X-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy and small-angle X-ray scattering.


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Professor John Moses

Dr Belinda Parker

Associate Professor Helena Richardson

Associate Professor Richardson uses the vinegar fly, Drosophila, to model tumourigenesis, with the vision of understanding how regulators of cell polarity and the actin cytoskeleton impact on cell signalling and cell proliferation.


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Professor Alan Shiell

Portrait photo of Alan Shiell.Professor Shiell’s research interests are use of systems theory to improve population health, economic evaluation of complex public health interventions, social capital, social networks and the promotion of health and well-being.


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Professor Carlene Wilson