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Robyn Ward

Professor Robyn Ward is a medical oncologist who has achieved a significant record of scholarship, research and academic leadership in translational and clinical cancer research. She has been actively involved in research across the spectrum of cancer care and control since 1994, with a focus on translating discoveries in the laboratory into benefits for patient care. Professor Ward is Clinical Associate Dean and Professor of Medicine at Prince of Wales Hospital where she heads the Clinical School at the Faculty of Medicine (UNSW); is a specialist medical oncologist at Prince of Wales Hospital; and also leads the adult cancer program at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre.

Professor Ward is playing a leading role in the formation of two major new developments across the Randwick Hospitals campus: Prince of Wales Hospital’s Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre  - a world class facility for cancer care, providing an integrated, coordinated, patient-centred approach to the treatment of patients with cancer and blood disorders; and UNSW’s Australian Advanced Treatment Centre - a purpose-built environment for clinical trial activities that will provide world-class clinical trials infrastructure and support for a range of specialties, with a focus on developing, evaluating and delivering new therapies and better treatments and technologies.

Professor Ward’s achievements have been most recently recognised by the Premier’s Award for Individual Excellence and Achievement (2013) and Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to medical research and patient care in the field of oncology (2013).