David Whiteman


David Whiteman, B Med Sc, MBBS(Hons), PhD, FAFPHM, FAHMS
Deputy Director and Senior Scientist
Head, Cancer Control Laboratory
Coordinator, Melanoma and Skin Cancer Research Centre
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Professor David Whiteman is a medical epidemiologist with a special interest in the causes, control and prevention of cancer. He received his medical degree from the University of Queensland in 1991, and his PhD in cancer epidemiology in 1997. He was awarded a Nuffield Medical Research Fellowship to undertake post-doctoral training at the University of Oxford in cancer epidemiology. He returned to Brisbane in 2000, and now leads a large program of cancer research comprising national and international studies of melanoma and other cancers.

Professor Whiteman has an international reputation for research into cancers of the skin and gastrointestinal tract, and for his more recent work on cancer control. To that end, he has pursued two parallel but complementary paths, focusing on discovering how environmental and genetic factors interact to cause cancer on the one hand, and then applying this knowledge to the prevention and control of disease on the other.

In addition to his research activities, he is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, a member of the Academy of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) and currently Chairs the Barrett’s Neoplasia Guidelines Committee for the Cancer Council Australia and the Breast Cancer Risk Factors Working Group for Cancer Australia. In 2006, he was awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholarship to work at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

My Sessions

Analyzing Big Data for Skin Cancer Prevention

Plenary 3


New Research Methods for Skin Cancer Prevention Presentation Titles: 08:30 – 08:55 | Applying Geospatial Modeling for Skin Cancer Prevention | David Wheeler 08:55 – 09:00 | Expert comments | David Buller 09:00 – 09:25 | The Essential Need to Protect Health Data: Lead by Embedding Privacy, by Design | Ann Cavoukian 09:25 – 09:30 | […]