PROFESSOR JOANNE AITKEN is Head of Research and Director, Cancer Registries, Cancer Council Queensland.
Professor Joanne Aitken is Head of Research and the Director of the Queensland Cancer Registry and the Australian Paediatric Cancer Registry at Cancer Council Queensland. Joanne holds academic appointments in the School of Public Health at the Queensland University of Technology and the Menzies Health Institute Queensland. Joanne is a distinguished research scientist who has worked in the field of cancer epidemiology for the past 25 years. She completed her PhD at the University of Queensland in 1991, a Master of Science at Harvard University in the same year, and moved to Cancer Council Queensland in 1997 to lead a world-first investigation of early detection of melanoma. Joanne has co-authored over 190 scientific publications and she was co-winner of the Queensland Government’s inaugural Smart Women Smart State award in the research scientist category for cancer control research. Joanne sits on national (cancer registration, cancer in young adults, cancer clusters in Queensland, cancer service quality and safety) and international (skin cancer screening, paediatric cancer) advisory groups. She is the elected regional representative for Oceania on the Executive Board of the International Association of Cancer Registries.
Large-scale population-based studies of the causes, prevention, early detection and outcomes of cancer with particular interest in screening and early detection of skin cancer, patterns of cancer care, paediatric cancer management and late effects, geographic inequalities in cancer outcomes.
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