About the ABC Team

The ABC Study is run by the Cancer Epidemiology Division at Cancer Council Victoria. The Division conducts a range of research aimed at identifying the factors that contribute to, or protect against, the development of cancer. It has a multidisciplinary team of epidemiologists, statisticians, dieticians, data managers and support staff, and a strong focus on investigating the roles of genetics, lifestyle and nutrition in the development of cancer.

Principal investigators:

Professor Roger Milne

BCom, BSW, BA, MSc, PhD, Head, Cancer Epidemiology Division

Professor Graham Giles, AM

BSc, MSc, PhD, Distinguished Research Fellow

Dr Fiona Bruinsma

BBSc, Grad Dip App Psych, MA, PhD, Senior Manager, Research Coordination

A/Prof Brigid Lynch

BSc, MScs Comm, PhD, Deputy Head, Cancer Epidemiology Division

Professor Melissa Southey

PhD, Grad Dip Law, FHGSA, FFSc (RCPA), Chair of Precision Medicine, Monash University


ABC Study Project Staff:

Team Leader - Theresa Whalen, MPH

Sr. Project Officer – Jaclyn Higgins

Project Officers - Deirdre O’Sullivan, Jeanne Tang, Isabella Fortunato, Amber McKenzie, and Abbie Mutimer

  team 2022

Pictured, from left to right: Jaclyn Higgins, Deirdre O’Sullivan, Theresa Whalen, Jeanne Tang, Isabella Fortunato, Amber McKenzie, Dr. Fiona Bruinsma, and Abbie Mutimer.






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Cancer Epidemiology Division
Cancer Council Victoria
Level 8, 200 Victoria Parade,
East Melbourne, Victoria, 3002, Australia