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Assoc Prof Michael Jefford


Associate Professor Michael Jefford is Deputy Head of the Department of Medical Oncology at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac). He is also Senior Clinical Consultant at Cancer Council Victoria, a Principal Fellow with the University of Melbourne and is Director of the Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre, a Richard Pratt legacy.

Michael completed a laboratory-based PhD and holds Masters degrees in Health Services Management and in Public Health. His clinical practice, and part of his clinical research, focuses on the management of people with gastrointestinal cancers. He has extensive experience designing interventions to improve the psychological wellbeing and supportive care outcomes of people affected by cancer. He has published 98 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters and has presented work at several international meetings covering cancer control, clinical oncology and psycho-oncology.

The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.