Professor Gail Risbridger
Professor Gail Risbridger is an NH&MRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, career academic and researcher who has >30 years’ experience in Prostate Cancer research and Men’s Health. She is currently Research Director Monash Partners Comprehensive Cancer Consortium (MPCCC) and leads the Prostate Cancer Research Programs at Monash University and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Victorian Comprehensive cancer Centre VCCC). Her laboratory is an internationally recognized research team of integrated scientists and clinicians focused on improving outcomes for patients with prostate cancer. She pioneered the use of stem cells for recombination studies combining stem cell biology with endocrinology and has developed this technology to advance the use of clinical specimens for research discovery. She also holds positions of Deputy Dean, Special Projects, Faculty of Medicine; Monash University as well as advisory roles in Andrology Australia and the Freemason’s Foundation Centre for Men’s Health. Her academic and industry collaborations have built infrastructure and trained a workforce required to underpin the national research effort in Australian Prostate Cancer Research, including a National tissue bank with Victorian State Government informatics support. In recognition of her contribution to Endocrinology she was made an Honorary Lifetime member of ESA in 2008.