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Introducing our new Head of the Scientific Committee

We’re proud to announce that we now have a new Head of the Scientific Advisory Committee, the incredible Professor Jonathan Carter.

As a representation of leading clinicians, researchers, oncology nurses, psycho-oncologists and consumer representatives, the AGCF Scientific Advisory Committee is dedicated to giving relevant medical advice to the Board and assessing grants submitted for research funding. 

Professor Jonathan Carter has come on board to lead the committee as we pave the way forward, raising money to fund laboratory research into all gynaecological cancers that will help save the lives of women in Australia and around the world. 

We want to thank our previous Head of Scientific Committee, Professor Michael Quinn, for his incredible contribution. He has made a huge difference to our organisation, the careers of young researchers and the future of gynae cancer research.  

About Professor Jonathan Carter

Professor Jonathan Carter is Clinical Director Women’s Health, Neonatology & Paediatrics SLHD, Director RPA Women and Babies, Conjoint Professor The University of Sydney and Clinical Executive Sponsor Sydney Institute for Women, Children and their Families.

Professor Carter trained and worked at the University of Minnesota in the United States from 1990-96 before returning to Australia to take up his current position. Professor Carter has published 142 papers, 14 book chapters, and 3 books.

He has received numerous awards including the Virginia K. Pierce Award from The Society of Memorial Gynecologic Oncologists, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre; Young Investigators Award Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG); Viertel Clinical Investigatorship Award & Grant; and Turnbull Scholarship from University of Melbourne.

Professor Carter has chaired the Australian Society of Gynaecological Oncologists, the RPA Medical Staff Council and the Sydney Local Health District Medical Staff Executive Council. He is currently on 5 committees including the SAC.