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Honorary Emeritus Fellow


Liz is an epidemiologist specialising in the aetiology and prevention of childhood cancers and other chronic diseases. For over a decade, her research has had a strong focus on identifying genetic, dietary and environmental risk factors for childhood leukaemia and brain tumours.

She joined Telethon Kids Institute in 2001 and established a comprehensive program of research, conducting Australia-wide studies and becoming a key player in the establishment of international consortia. Such international collaborations are crucial because childhood cancers are relatively rare, and difficult to study in relatively small populations. Liz is now an Honorary Emeritus Fellow with the Institute.

Liz’s other research interests include gene-environment interactions, folate metabolism, assisted reproductive technology and the harmful effects of sun exposure, alcohol and mobile phone use. As an epidemiologist, she has a strong interest in research study design and statistical analysis.