About the ABC Team

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


Principal investigators:

Professor Graham Giles, AM, BSc, MSc, PhD, Head of Research, Cancer Epidemiology and Intelligence Division

Dr Roger Milne, BCom, BSW, BA, Grad Dip Clinical Epi, MSc (Applied Stats), PhD (Preventive Medicine), Head, Cancer Epidemiology & Intelligence Division

Dr Fiona Bruinsma, BBSc, Grad Dip App Psych, MA App Sc (Epidemiology), Dr Pub Health, Research Co-ordinator, Cancer Epidemiology and Intelligence Division

Project Staff:

Project Manager - Theresa Whalen, MPH

Project Officer - TBD

Previous project team members, pictured with Fiona and Theresa:

Cancer Council's ABC Study Team

Front row  (L to R) Senior Project Officer, Sonia Marchionda, Research Coordinator, Fiona Bruinsma, Project Officer, Jaclyn Higgins, Project Manager, Theresa Whalen and Project Officer, Emilie Avice

Back row (L to R) Project Officers, Udeshi Gunawardhana, Olivia Wawyrk and Caroline Draine, Senior Project Officer, Eliza Hart and Project Officer, Shakira Milton






Contact Us


1800 688 419



Cancer Epidemiology & Intelligence Division
Cancer Council Victoria
615 St Kilda Road
Melbourne 3004, Australia


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