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Public Health Committee

Chair: Ms Anita Dessaix

The Public Health Committee provides expert advice on policy for improving cancer prevention and early detection in Australia. It leads a number of key activities, such as a biennial behavioural science research conference and is the overarching body for a group of specialised public health subcommittees.


Reporting through the Public Health Committee, five subcommittees develop national programs, policies and activities and advise on emerging issues in the areas of bowel cancer, general practice, nutrition and physical activity, skin cancer and tobacco control.

Membership comprises staff from state and territory Cancer Councils with additional skills-based appointments.

  • Cancer Screening and Immunisation Committee
    Chair: Adjunct Professor Karen Canfell
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity Committee
    Chair: Ms Clare Hughes
  • Skin Cancer Committee
    Chair: Ms Paige Preston
  • Tobacco Issues Committee
    Chair: Ms Libby Jardine
  • Occupational and Environmental Cancer Committee
    Chair: Professor Tim Driscoll

This page was last updated on: Thursday, May 7, 2020

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