BOptom (HonsI) - University of NSW 1989
PhD (cancer epidemiology) - University of Sydney 2002
I am Head of the Cancer Epidemiology Research Unit at the Centre for Big Data Research in Health. My research program uses large-scale linked health data to drive best practice health care and reduce the burden of cancer.
I obtained my PhD at the University of Sydney.
I am recognised nationally and internationally as a leader in research using linked administrative health data. My vision is to use integrated health 'big data' to develop transformational interventions that prevent cancer and the avoidable consequences of cancer, and reduce unwarranted variation in health care for people with cancer. I have a strong focus on outcomes that impact public health policy and clinical practice. I apply population health science methods to inform precision medicine across the cancer control continuum of cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care, to reduce the burden of care on individuals and on the health system. I also promote policy that supports good practice in the access to and use of real-world data for research.
Professional Activities, a selection:
2010 Premier's Award for Outstanding Cancer Research Fellow
Selection of current grants:
Australian Research Data Commons. Australian Data Partnerships Program. The LINked Data Asset for Australian Health Research (LINDAHR). CI: Vajdic
NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (APP1196900). Centre of Research Excellence in Medicines Intelligence. CIs: Pearson, Pratt, Buckley, Preen, Degenhardt, van Gool, Vajdic, Jorm, Wilson, Henry
NHMRC Public Health and Chronic Disease Grant Program. Improving palliative care services for people with an intellectual disability. CIs: Trollor, Agar, Cvejic, Currow, Strutt, Vajdic, Chye, Srasuebkul, Weise, Reppermund, Szanto, Harlum, Tuffrey-Wijne
Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant (DP200100062). Realising big data’s potential to address social and health inequalities. CIs: Stephenson, Ritter, Vajdic, Engelmann
NHMRC Project Grant (APP1164852). Cancer risk in women and children after medically assisted reproduction. CIs: Vajdic, Venetis, Chambers, Sutcliffe, Opdahl, Hacker
NHMRC Project Grant (APP1142980). Integrating immunity and genetics in follicular lymphoma to establish a prognostic score fit for the modern era. CIs: Gandhi, MacManus, Seymour, Vajdic, Fink, Green, Yoon Cheah, Trau, Korbie
NHMRC Project Grant (APP 1123033). Understanding health service system needs for people with intellectual disability. CIs: Trollor, Vajdic, Lennox, Moorin, Reppermund