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Head, Cancer Epidemiology

MPH PhD

Liz is an epidemiologist specialising in the field of childhood cancer prevention. Her research has a strong focus on identifying genetic, dietary and environmental risk factors for childhood leukaemia and brain tumours.

Since joining the Telethon Kids Institute in 2001, she has established a comprehensive program of research, including conducting Australia-wide studies and being a key player in the establishment of international consortia. International collaborations are crucial because childhood cancers are relatively rare, and difficult to study in relatively small population.

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