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Public Health Committee

Chair: Mr Craig Sinclair

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: Associate Professor Karen Canfell
  • General Practice Committee
    Chair: Ms Chris Enright
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity Committee
    Chair: Ms Kathy Chapman
  • Skin Cancer Committee
    Chair: Ms Vanessa Rock
  • Tobacco Issues Committee
    Chair: Ms Kylie Lindorff
  • Occupational and Environmental Cancer Committee
    Chair: Mr Terry Slevin

This page was last updated on: Wednesday, April 15, 2015