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 Graham Giles, AM

BSc, MSc, PhD, Head of Research

Professor Roger Milne

BCom, BSW, BA, MSc, PhD, Head of Division

Professor Melissa Southey

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

Dr Fiona Bruinsma

BBSc, Grad Dip App Psych, MA, PhD, Research Coordinator

ABC Study Project Staff:

Project Manager - Theresa Whalen, MPH

Project Officer - Jaclyn Higgins


Pictured, from left to right: Prof Roger Milne, Dr. Fiona Bruinsma, Theresa Whalen and Jaclyn Higgins. 


The ABC Study acknowledges the contribution of past team members who were involved in the preparation for and conduct of participant recruitment:

Sonia Marchionda, Lisa Hochberg, Eliza Hart, Olivia Wawryk, Ashlee Taylor, Annette McCormack, Belinda Barker, Laura Goddard, Rosetta Hart, Sophie Walker, Rosie Newman, Catherine Arnold, Emilie Avice, Udeshi Gunawardhana, Caroline Draine, Shakira Milton, Emily Websdale, Renee Jones, and Shilana Yip.






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