Prof Jon Emery
Prof Jon Emery is the Herman Professor of Primary Care Cancer Research at the University of Melbourne, a new Chair developed within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. He is an NHMRC Practitioner Fellow, Director of the Cancer Australia Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group (PC4), and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge. He was previously Head of the School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care at the University of Western Australia.
He studied medicine at Cambridge and Oxford and obtained his DPhil at Oxford on computer decision support to assess cancer risk in general practice. His research program applies principles of implementation science and focuses on the role of primary care across the cancer continuum including prevention, early diagnosis and survivorship, aiming to improve the integration of health services. He leads a parallel program of cancer research between Melbourne and Cambridge on cancer screening, risk assessment and early diagnosis. He has published over 180 papers and has been a Chief Investigator on research grants and awards totalling over $AUD17 million and GBP16 million. He sits on several national and international advisory committees related to cancer screening and diagnosis, and cancer research.